|Cartoon showing D-Day invasion of France by British troops in a parody of the Bayeux Tapestry, 1944
The famous Bayeux Tapestry, created in the eleventh century, recounted the successful Norman invasion of England in 1066. This parody appeared on the cover of The New Yorker in July 1944. It portrayed scenes from both the Normandy landings on D-Day and the capture of Bayeux, the first French city to be liberated, on the following day. Featured in the sketch are Churchill, Roosevelt, King George VI, Generals Eisenhower and Montgomery, and a cowering Adolf Hitler.
Ink and watercolor drawing. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (220)
Rea Irvin, © 1944, Shown Online Courtesy Virginia Irvin Trust.
World War II