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Photo, Print, Drawing "The Allies planned to invade Norway"

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About this Item

Title

  • "The Allies planned to invade Norway"

Summary

  • World War II cartoon shows Ananias, the famous Biblical liar, with a long white beard and a pointed hat decorated with a swastika, standing with his hand placed protectively on Hitler's shoulder. Hitler leans against an enormous copy of his book, "Mein Kampf," opened to a page reading "Propaganda is only another weapon, if a truly fearful one, in the hands of an expert. The slighter its scientific ballast, and the more it considers the emotions of the masses, the more complete its success .... It must not objectively explore any truth that favors the other side." When the Germans invaded Norway in April 1941, Hitler justified it on the grounds that he was only preempting an attack by the Allies. The cartoonist ridicules this as pure propaganda, but there was an element of truth. Although not generally known at the time, the British had briefly considered a limited invasion of the port of Narvik to block German access to Swedish iron ore.

Names

  • Kirby, Rollin, 1875-1952, artist

Created / Published

  • 1940 May 3.

Headings

  • -  Hitler, Adolf,--1889-1945.--Mein Kampf
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns & battles--German--Norway
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Military tactics--British
  • -  Propaganda--German--1940-1950
  • -  Ananias (Biblical figure)--1940-1950

Headings

  • Drawings.
  • Editorial cartoons--American.

Genre

  • Editorial cartoons--American
  • Drawings

Notes

  • -  (DLC/PP-1983:170.293)
  • -  Probably published in: New York Post.
  • -  jr / 860515; ljr / 990226.
  • -  Source: Oxford companion to WWII, p. 821 ljr.

Medium

  • 1 drawing.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • CD 1 - Kirby, no. 366 (B size)

Source Collection

  • Cartoon Drawings (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Digital Id

  • ds 00642 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ds.00642

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2016682992

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ds-00642 (digital file from original)

Rights Advisory

  • May be restricted: Information on reproduction rights available in LC P&P Restrictions Statement.

Online Format

  • image

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  • Call Number: CD 1 - Kirby, no. 366 (B size)
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Kirby, Rollin, Artist. "The Allies planned to invade Norway". Norway, 1940. May 3. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016682992/.

APA citation style:

Kirby, R. (1940) "The Allies planned to invade Norway". Norway, 1940. May 3. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016682992/.

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Kirby, Rollin, Artist. "The Allies planned to invade Norway". May 3. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016682992/>.