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Low, David Alexander Cecil, 1891-1963 :Santa Claus comes to Mussolini. Violence on earth and the Devil take the hindmost! [13 December 1935]

Reference Number: NON-ATL-C-0109

Mussolini asleep in bed with slogans about Italy's war in Ethiopia surrounding him. Santa Claus is visiting, and is about to place Emperor Haile Selassie, bound and gagged, into Mussolini's stocking on the foot of the bed. Santa's reindeer are two European leaders, with dismayed looks on their faces and on the sleigh is the League of Nations, hooded and bound. Refers to Italy's unexpected success in its war against Ethiopia and the failure of the League of Nations to intervene effectively.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ink drawings and Caricatures, related to Benito Mussolini, Sir David Alexander Cecil Low, Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie I, Santa Claus, League of Nations, The Evening Standard (English newspaper), Ethiopia, Italy, Reindeer and Christmas.

Part of:
Low, David Alexander Cecil, 1891-1963 :Santa Claus comes to Mussolini. Violence on earth and the Devil take the hindmost! [13 December 1935], Reference Number NON-ATL-C-0109 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 original cartoon(s)Pencil, ink, crayon, 349 x 524 mm (sheet size). Single art work

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: Colour laser printIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-007785)

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