Ref NoDAL/1/1/5
TitleThe tide recedes in Italy
Date12 June 1953
Extent1 cartoon
Creator NameLow; Sir; David Alexander Cecil (1891-1963); political cartoonist
DescriptionDepicts candidates of the main parties during the general elections in Italy in 1953 on the beach in their swim suits. Alcide de Gasperi, the outgoing prime minister of the Christian Democratic government, is swept away by the tide while lifesavers Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Communist Party of Italy, and Pietro Nenni, leader of the Italian Democratic Socialist Party, stand by watching him. In the background are members of the monarchists and fascists as well as a spy from the USA.
System Of ArrangementChronological
Access StatusOpen
CopyrightDavid Low

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