Ref NoDL1270
Alt Ref NoDL1270
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionNazi hunting exhibition.
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date19 Nov 1937
Size36.5 x 58.2cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptWeimar
"Great Britain and every country owe a debt of gratitutde ... for the encouragement given to sport by this exhibition" - Lord Halifax
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Halifax; Edward Frederick Lindley Wood (1881-1959); Earl of
Mussolini; Benito (1883-1945)
NotesNews: 18 Nov: Lord Halifax arrived in Berlin. Before travelling to Berchtesgaden he visited the International Game Exhibition. Later he issued a statement in which he said, "... As General Goring has truly said, the value of the exhibition is not purely sporting; from the international point of view it cannot but be of great value in these days to remind sportsmen the world over - and most men are sportsmen in some degree - of all the things they have in common with one another." ... [The Times, p.14]
Notes: Lord Halifax was war secretary and leader of the House of Lords in 1935 and visited Hitler's Germany for the first time in 1936. He was impressed by the Nazi regime. When Neville Chamberlain became Prime Minister in November 1937 he sent Halifax to Germany again. Halifax remained impressed by Hitler's regime, specifically in terms of the destruction of communism within Germany. He therefore supported Chamberlain's policy of appeasement (and in Feb 1938 was made foreign secretary when Eden resigned over the issue), which allowed Hitler to continue destroying the international peace accords of the inter-war period. Through the Enabling Act of 1933 Hitler had effectively destroyed Weimar. By 1937 Hitler had destroyed the key terms of the Versailles treaty, chiefly through re-armament. The remilitarisation of the Rhineland in 1936 destroyed the Locarno pact.
SubjectsBritish lion
Historical periods and persons
International relations
Locarno Pact
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Third Reich 1933-45
Treaty of Versailles
Weimar Republic
game hunting
peace treaties
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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GB/BCA/394Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)1889-1945Born in Austria. Politician and leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party). He served as German chancellor from 1933-1945 and head of state (Fuhrer) from 1934-1945. He established a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideals of national socialism. He gained support for his views on German nationalism, anti-Semitism, anti-capitalism and anti-communism through his impassioned speeches and propaganda. He wanted to establish a New Order of absolute rule in Europe and pursued a policy of seizing land by force for the Aryan people.  
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GB/BCA/58Mussolini; Benito (1883-1945)1883-1945   
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