Tim O’Shenko

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 24, 2004

    In the middle of a rant by the Hitler caricature at the start of Russian Rhapsody (Clampett, 1944), Hitler mentions that he will “bomben that Irish general, Tim O’Shenko!” This reference is actually to Marshal Semyon Timoshenko (1895-1970), a Red Army general during World War II. Timoshenko had some success in defending Moscow from the Wehrmacht in 1941, but failed to stop the German advance into the Crimea in 1942, and eventually faded from prominence.

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