Category Archives: Political cartoons

“All the past repeats itself and acts only behind new masks”

So said Birdiev – you will find out about him next year. There is so much happening at the moment that lots of comparisons with events in the past can be drawn. However, Adam Green (in The Economist) seems particularly … Continue reading

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Pulling Weimar together…

A couple of  useful links to look at before youe write on Weimar Germany. If you click here then you will get an excellent discussion of Weimar Germany from Stephen Tonge. To us it is probably most helpful as a securing overview and for … Continue reading

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Locarno and Stresemann

All, Please find the map that we were using to explain the Locarno Treaties below. The key point to remember is that Germany would guarantee her western borders and pledged never to invade Belgium and France again (along with a … Continue reading

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The cartoon that came in from the cold

Year Thirteen, You may remember in the last week of the summer term we watched the 1955 cartoon version of  Animal Farm as part of your introduction to the Russian dicatorships course. What I did not realise at the time was … Continue reading

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What is the importance of political cartoons ?

Historians of course consider and use political cartoons in different ways. You will have first come across them as GCSE standard when you looked at them as snapshot comments of the big issues of the day. There really excellent article … Continue reading

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