The Bill, Saturday 28th by James Hammon
This cartoon shows a surprised and anxious Germany being presented a very long bill by the winners of World War One, the Allies.
At the Yalta Conference, February 1945, the Soviet Union proposed that Germany make reparations of $20,000,000,000. This amount was never demanded but the Yalta Conference did establish that Germany should compensate the Allies for war damages. It was estimated that the damages reached approximately $320,000,000,000.