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Date11 September 1971
Extent1 cartoon
Creator NameGibbard; Leslie David (1945-2010); cartoonist
DescriptionEmerging from a long corridor, Harold Wilson and Alec Douglas-Home walk in different directions below a sign that says 'Departures'. Each man is heading towards a different destination, as made clear by the cases they carry. Wilson, on his way to Moscow, also holds an unusual package which has been wrapped up and tied with a bow. Douglas-Home, walking in the opposite direction, is heading to Cairo and carries [an olive branch] alongside his briefcase. The expressions on these men also differ greatly, where Wilson appears much more content as he looks back to make eye contact with the nervous and reluctant Douglas-Home.

[News from 11 September (both from The Times): Mr Harold Wilson is to fly to Moscow for talks with Soviet leaders. The talks will cover a wide range of world affairs, but will be particularly concerned with Berlin, East-West relations with special reference to the proposed European security conference, Anglo-Soviet trade and nuclear disarmament. Sir Alec Douglas-Home flies to Cairo for talks with Egyptian leaders, including President Sadat, which are expected to centre mainly on the Arab-Israel dispute.] (Source: The University of Kent, British Cartoon Archive)
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