7 x 5
Long-term Loan from the Estate of Boris Blick, 2015
1940's anti-American propoganda piece with the text "Australia Screams" in the upper left corner. Below it, an Australian is shown standing on New Guinea holding a rifle and with several wounds wrapped up in bandages, looking concerned. Above him is the caption: "The Aussie: What was that scream? Something up?" Next to him stands a U.S. officer standing on Australia, with a large American flag placed down on the country. The American officer is shown holding a partially undressed woman clearly struggling against him as he looks towards the Aussie with a lecherous stare. The caption above him reads, "The Yank: Sh.. sh.. Quiet, girlie. Calm yourself. He'll be on the next casualty list. No worry." This illustration was probably a response to Australian tensions over the U.S. military presence in Australia during WWII, which culminated in the 1942 Battle of Brisbane, in which riots erupted between American military personnel and both military and civilian Australians.