LevelPiece
Ref NoLDG/1/1/92
TitleThe Flying Deutschemark
Date30 September 1969
Extent1 cartoon
Creator NameGibbard; Leslie David (1945-2010); cartoonist
DescriptionWilly Brandt and Kurt Georg Kiesinger are depicted fighting at the bow of a ship which is passing through harsh waters.Just ahead of them is a small rock emerging from the ocean.

[Implied text/meaning: Flying Dutchman, a spectral ship, seen in stormy weather off the Cape of Good Hope, and considered ominous of ill-luck. Sir Walter Scott says she was originally a vessel laden with precious metal, but a horrible murder having been committed on board, the plague broke out among the crew, and no port would allow the vessel to enter. The ill-fated ship still wanders about like a ghost, doomed to be sea-tossed, but never more to enjoy rest.] (Source: The University of Kent, British Cartoon Archive)

A rectangular hole has been cut out from the cartoon in the bottom right corner, where a request has been made to move the position of Gibbard's name.
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