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The Date for Thanksgiving is Unsettled!, 10/01/1939

ARC Identifier 6012206 / Local Identifier Z-008

Item from Record Group 46: Records of the U.S. Senate, 1789 - 2011

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Creator(s):U.S. Senate. Office of Senate Curator. (? - )
Type(s) of Archival Materials:Photographs and other Graphic Materials
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Center for Legislative Archives (LL), National Archives Building, Room 8E, 7th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20408. PHONE: 202-357-5350; FAX: 202-357-5911; EMAIL: legislative.archives@nara.gov.

 
Production Date(s):10/01/1939
Part Of:Series: Berryman Political Cartoon Collection, compiled 1896 - 1949
Access Restriction(s):Unrestricted
Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted
General Note(s):Turkey was a prize worth fighting over given its strategic position in eastern Europe with its control over shipping from the Black Sea through the Dardanelles to the Aegean Sea. Russia had long sought control over the area to assure free access for its Black Sea fleet. France and England had similarly sought to maintain control over the strategic Dardanelles waterway. Using the American Thanksgiving day as a pun, cartoonist Clifford Berryman shows the fight over Turkey. Joseph Stalin tugs mightily on one leg of Turkey while Britain's Neville Chamberlain and France's Edouard Daladier, two leading proponents of "appeasement" of Hitler, pull with equal fervor on the other leg.
 
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