Cartoon by Oesterle on the Suez Crisis (18 August 1956)

‘Father Nile … and Father Suez.’ In August 1956, the German cartoonist, Oesterle, uses the image of the statue of the Roman god Nilus with the characteristic features of prosperity — an old man lying down, surrounded by symbols of abundance and prosperity such as the horn of plenty, wheat, food offerings and the 16 cherubim, an allegory of the flooding of the Nile — to illustrate the political intentions of the Egyptian President, Gamal Abdel Nasser, and places particular emphasis on the role of the Soviet Union during the Suez Crisis.

Quelle und Copyright

Quelle: Simplicissimus. 18.08.1956, n° 33; Jahrgang 1956. München: Simplicissimus Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.H. "Vater Nil.und Vater Suez", auteur:Oesterle , p. 517.

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Cartoon by Oesterle on the Suez Crisis (18 August 1956)