Ref NoLDG/1/1/54
TitleThe guest who got sick of the party
Date16 May 1969
Extent1 cartoon
Creator NameGibbard; Leslie David (1945-2010); cartoonist
DescriptionCartoon shows Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh and South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu chasing each other around an empty chair. Minh carries an axe and Thieu carries a sword. US president Richard Nixon has just vacated the chair and out of his pockets have just fallen toy version of an aeroplane, a soldier and a helicopter. In the background the Grim Reaper plays the piano and watches.

Background information: on May 15th President Nixon proposed a peace plan to end the war in Vietnam within a year. (source: The University of Kent, British Cartoon Archive).
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