Block. Herblock's Own History of the Year--The Worlds of
1940, ca. 1940
Cartoonist Herbert Block ("Herblock") summed up the year 1940 optimistically with implied hopes for victory under the leadership of Churchill and Roosevelt. Shown in this sketch are British successes in the Mediterranean at Oran (against the Vichy French fleet), at Taranto (against the Italian fleet), in the skies by the Royal Air Force, and in North Africa. Also depicted are Italy's failed attempted invade of Greece, the peacetime military conscription act passed by the U.S. Congress, and the supplies shipped to Britain from America.
Ink and graphite drawing. Herb Block Foundation Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (109)
Repro. # LC-USZ62-127197
World War II