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#1 hotredlips

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:41 PM

ohhkay, basically we have been given 8 weeks to complete a project on dunkirk and i havent even started. i have looked at lots of useful sites and i kinda have my information but we have to analyse some sources as part of the project.

miss gave us some options to choose from if we were finding it difficult so i got the source, the David Lowe cartoon, with a picture of a guy with his hand in the air saying "very well, alone".

i have tried but i cannot find any information on this source :( so i would appreciate ALL or any help

thanks, ;P

#2 Mr. D. Bryant

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:07 PM

Welcome to the Forum.

Funnily enough, this very cartoon is on the Dunkirk page of Mr. Clare's excellent website, so that would be a good place to start. There are other useful sources on the page as well.

A few questions to think about;
Why is the British soldier saying 'Very well, alone?' (Think about when the cartoon was published.)
Which country do the bombers belong to?
Look at the weather conditions. What is the cartoonist, David Lowe, trying to say here about the mood of the time?
Look at the soldier's attitude/stance. How would you describe him?
What is the message of this cartoon, do you think? (What is it trying to say?)
What is the purpose of this cartoon? (Why is it saying this?)

Hope that this helps. Let us know if you have any other questions.




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