Dropping the Pilot
Dropping the Pilot is a political cartoon by Sir John Tenniel, first published in the British magazine Punch, March 1890. It depicts Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, as a maritime pilot, stepping off a ship (perhaps a reference to Plato's ship of state), watched by the German Emperor Wilhelm II. Bismarck had just resigned as Chancellor at Wilhelm's demand, as their political views were too different for Wilhelm.
- Dropping the pilot, referring to Kaiser Wilhelm's removal from the list of Royal Navy admirals in 1914, by Sir David Low[dead link]
- Dropping the pilot, referring to Winston Churchill, by Daniel Bishop
- Steve Bell of The Guardian often adapts the cartoon:
- Martin Rowson of The Guardian also adapted the cartoon:
- Steve Hilton's Exit
- Low, David. "Dropping the Pilot". politicalcartoon.co.uk. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
- Bishop, Daniel. "Dropping the Pilot". Library of Congress. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
- Bell, Steve (1 July 2009). "Iraqis celebrate the withdrawal of American combat troops". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
- Bell, Steve (10 November 2006). "Vice-president faces isolation after key ally leaves Pentagon". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
- Rowson, Martin (5 March 2012). "The Guardian Comment Cartoon". Steve Hilton's Exit. The Guardian. Retrieved March 05, 2012.