Foremost among journals that
attacked the British Empire was
the Soviet satirical magazine, Krokodil.
Founded in 1922, as a sister
magazine to the Party newspaper,
Pravda, it had a tradition from the
start of employing some of the best
artists and writers in the Soviet
Union. This cartoon
appeared at the time of the Suez
Crisis of 1956.
It shows that the old swashbuckling British Lion had become a very forlorn and tired warrior by the time of 1956. Interestingly, the weapons are shown to be provided by the USA hinting that Britain was nothing but an American stooge - despite the fact that the US was deeply critical of the British action at Suez.
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