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The cartoon shows Hitler's armies marching past him - but at the front are politicians such as Chamberlain, Clemenceau, Laval and Mussolini. They have rolled up the ‘Treaty of Versailles’, and carry a flag saying: ’17 Years of Lost Opportunity’.

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The cartoon shows Hitler's armies marching past him - but at the front are politicians such as Chamberlain, Clemenceau, Laval and Mussolini. They have rolled up the ‘Treaty of Versailles’, and carry a flag saying: ’17 Years of Lost Opportunity’.

This drawing by the British cartoonist David Low (20 March 1935) is titled 'Cause comes before effect'.

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To do this question, you need first to borrow two concepts from English:

Denotation

(what you see)

Connotation

(how it affects its audience)

The cartoon shows Hitler's armies marching past him - but at the front are politicians such as Chamberlain, Clemenceau, Laval and Mussolini. They have rolled up the ‘Treaty of Versailles’, and carry a flag saying: ’17 Years of Lost Opportunity’.

This drawing by the British cartoonist David Low (20 March 1935) is titled 'Cause comes before effect'.

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Denotation

Hitler gives the Nazi salute to a march-past of his armies.

Connotation

The cartoon shows Hitler's armies marching past him - but at the front are politicians such as Chamberlain, Clemenceau, Laval and Mussolini. They have rolled up the ‘Treaty of Versailles’, and carry a flag saying: ’17 Years of Lost Opportunity’.

German militarism.

Meaning

Hitler is openly flaunting his military power.

This drawing by the British cartoonist David Low (20 March 1935) is titled 'Cause comes before effect'.

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Denotation

At the front of the column, recognisable politicians giving Hitler the Nazi salute.

Connotation

The cartoon shows Hitler's armies marching past him - but at the front are politicians such as Chamberlain, Clemenceau, Laval and Mussolini. They have rolled up the ‘Treaty of Versailles’, and carry a flag saying: ’17 Years of Lost Opportunity’.

They are honouring/ praising him.

Meaning

Hitler may be growing in military power, but it is the politicians of France, Britain and Italy who are to blame - for letting him.

This drawing by the British cartoonist David Low (20 March 1935) is titled 'Cause comes before effect'.

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Denotation

They have rolled up the Treaty of Versailles.

Connotation

The cartoon shows Hitler's armies marching past him - but at the front are politicians such as Chamberlain, Clemenceau, Laval and Mussolini. They have rolled up the ‘Treaty of Versailles’, and carry a flag saying: ’17 Years of Lost Opportunity’.

Rolled up = put away/ forgotten/ abandoned.

Meaning

The leaders are allowing Hitler to break the terms of the Treaty of Versailles and are doing nothing to stop him.

This drawing by the British cartoonist David Low (20 March 1935) is titled 'Cause comes before effect'.

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Denotation

They carry a flag saying: ’17 years of lost opportunity’.

Connotation

The cartoon shows Hitler's armies marching past him - but at the front are politicians such as Chamberlain, Clemenceau, Laval and Mussolini. They have rolled up the ‘Treaty of Versailles’, and carry a flag saying: ’17 Years of Lost Opportunity’.

This is ironic – normally you carry a flag for things you are proud of; they ought to be ashamed.

Meaning

It is 17 years since the end of the First World War and STILL the leaders of the world have not agreed Disarmament.

This drawing by the British cartoonist David Low (20 March 1935) is titled 'Cause comes before effect'.

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Finally, always remember to look at:

Origin

(who drew it)

Date

(when it was published)

The cartoon shows Hitler's armies marching past him - but at the front are politicians such as Chamberlain, Clemenceau, Laval and Mussolini. They have rolled up the ‘Treaty of Versailles’, and carry a flag saying: ’17 Years of Lost Opportunity’.

This drawing by the British cartoonist David Low (20 March 1935) is titled 'Cause comes before effect'.

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Date

20 March 1935.

Details

The cartoon shows Hitler's armies marching past him - but at the front are politicians such as Chamberlain, Clemenceau, Laval and Mussolini. They have rolled up the ‘Treaty of Versailles’, and carry a flag saying: ’17 Years of Lost Opportunity’.

Four days after Hitler had held his 'Freedom to Rearm' military rally.

Significance

Low is reacting to Germany’s open remilitarisation.

This drawing by the British cartoonist David Low (20 March 1935) is titled 'Cause comes before effect'.

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Origin

The British cartoonist David Low.

Details

The cartoon shows Hitler's armies marching past him - but at the front are politicians such as Chamberlain, Clemenceau, Laval and Mussolini. They have rolled up the ‘Treaty of Versailles’, and carry a flag saying: ’17 Years of Lost Opportunity’.

Low hated Hitler, and believed that he wanted to take over the world.

Significance

Low blames the leaders for allowing Hitler to rearm.

This drawing by the British cartoonist David Low (20 March 1935) is titled 'Cause comes before effect'.