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Context: Douglas MacArthur, the general directing US Army forces in Korea, was removed from command in 1951 after publicly contradicting the Truman administration’s policies. MacArthur was replaced by general Matthew Ridgway.

  • Text on axe: Ridgway
  • Caption at bottom: The executioner changes his axe handle.


Efimov, Boris. Cartoon. 20 May 1951: 16. Krokodil Digital Archive. Web. 21 Apr. 2018


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