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Butterworth:The Political Cartoons Of George Butterworth - Timothy S. Benson

Product code: AA1138
£14.99
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This book graphically illustrates the period 1938 to 1953 through the
amusing and beautifully drawn cartoons of George Butterworth, almost all
of which have not been seen since they were first published. Butterworth
started his career as a sports cartoonist on the Stockport Advertiser
and the Cheshire Daily Echo. When war was declared against Nazi Germany
in September 1939, Butterworth took over as political cartoonist on the
Manchester Daily Dispatch. Butterworth?s daily cartoons proved to be
such a success that he soon came to the personal attention of both
Hitler and Mussolini. After Germany had been defeated in May 1945,
Butterworth prophetically turned his attentions to the threat Stalin,
and the Soviet Union, posed to the Western Democracies. During this
period, Butterworth also poured scorn on the new Labour Government led
by Clement Attlee. The post-war years of austerity and financial crisis
were all imaginatively used by Butterworth as ammunition for his daily
cartoons.

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