Cartoon by Behrendt on de Gaulle and French foreign policy

‘Listen to me, gentlemen!’ For Fritz Behrendt, a Dutch cartoonist originally from Berlin, General de Gaulle is demonstrating his determination to see France take a leading role in the international arena and the world. From left to right: British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev are convened by General de Gaulle, whose imposing size and stature dwarf the other leaders. On the wall, a global map shows a huge France at the centre of the world, while the portraits of General de Gaulle as Joan of Arc, Napoleon and Louis XIV (the ‘Sun King’) emphasise the oversized ego of the French President, who would like to play a leading role in European history.

Quelle und Copyright

Quelle: BEHRENDT, Fritz. Helden und andere Leute, 25 Jahre Zeitgeschichte mit der Zeichenfeder kommentiert von Fritz Behrendt. Düsseldorf: Econ Verlag, 1975. 200 S. ISBN 3 430 11269 9. "Ecoutez-moi Messieurs !".

Copyright: (c) Fritz Behrendt
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Cartoon by Behrendt on de Gaulle and French foreign policy