Interpreting a Cold War Cartoon. Stalin ‘the Bird Watcher’ using the ‘slow reveal’ technique Cartoon reproduced with permission of Punch Ltd., www.punch.co.uk. This shows ………. I think it might be trying to show. Now, I think that it is showing…. Now I can tell that it is clearly showing.
Stalin ‘the Bird Watcher’ using the
‘slow reveal’ technique
Cartoon reproduced with permission of Punch Ltd.,
I think it might be trying to show
Big birds carrying coal and food
Gun is pointed away suggesting threat, but not actual use
Helping East Berlin in Russian sector where life was harsher
Carrying a gun
Birds are helping this poor part
Probably during Berlin Airlift summer 48
Called the Bird Watcher
Suggesting keeping close eye on events
This cartoon is about the Berlin Airlift. It shows Stalin getting angry about the Americans sending food in. He is going to shoot them. The people of Berlin were starving and the Americans said they would help but Russia said it was nothing to do with them and it took months to get it sorted out. Stalin was not happy but couldn't do anything about it.