The Cartoonist

Arthur Calwell, wearing a Roman helmet, approaches an American soldier holding a sign saying Not before you consult us. The soldier is guarding a large button labelled Fire! Press button – quick!
We’d like this nailed up, too!


The Herald, 17 May 1963

The government was in talks with the US government for a naval signal station to be situated in Australia. The ALP wanted the right for the Australian government to veto any signals sent authorising an attack with which Australia disagreed.