Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva

Cartoons from the Soviet magazine Krokodil (1932)

1932. Family troubles in a small country (Finland): "All the normal people are going to Shanghai to protect their interests and to grab something, but you are doing nothing, you fool!"

1932. War action. Shanghai vs. our country. Left panel shows the Japanese military occupation of Shanghai; right panel shows peaceful agricultural mechanization process in the USSR.

1932. War Economy, or Japan's Radio Reporting: "Our troops have taken Beiping ... We took Shanghai ... A huge success – Nanking is now ours ... Another victory – Canton belongs to us ... Again, a triumphant victory ... Cough, cough, yet another vic...tory."

[Bonus: 1954]
1954. Pivot Point. Drawing by Yang Heyang, Manhua magazine. The Communist China is so massive that feeble Chiang Kai-shek's Taiwan fails to make itself useful for the Western imperialists.

Tags: 1920s, 1954, art, cartoons, communism, propaganda, shanghai

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