Friday, October 24, 2014

WInston Churchill on Socialism and the Cold War

The graphic novel biography of the life and times of Princess Margrethe before she became queen spans the middle third of the 20th century, from 1940 to the early 1970s. 

While a family saga on the lives, private and public, of three generations of monarchs, Erik Svane and Thierry Capezzone's graphic novel touches on Danish and world history, from Hitler and the German occupation of Denmark through Eisenhower and the formation of NATO to the murder of John F Kennedy and the student protests of the 1960s.

The excerpt from the Danish-language Cobolt-published book below (which can be ordered from Cobolt or from Saxo) is from the couple of pages in English recounting Winston Churchill's visit to Copenhagen during the height of the Cold War.