Story: Low, David Alexander Cecil

Cartoon by David Alexander Cecil Low highlighting the dangers of fascism just prior to the Second World War

Cartoon by David Alexander Cecil Low highlighting the dangers of fascism just prior to the Second World War

David Low's anti-fascist cartoons for the London Evening Standard led to his name being added to the Gestapo arrest list in the 1930s. This 1938 cartoon ridicules the fascism of Germany and Italy (personified by Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini) in contrast to the democracy of France and Britain (represented by Edouard Daladier and Neville Chamberlain).

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Ink, Crayon & Pencil Drawing by David Alexander Cecil Low

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Susan E. Foster. 'Low, David Alexander Cecil', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/4l15/low-david-alexander-cecil (accessed 3 December 2021)