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Ref NoDL1512
Alt Ref NoDL1512
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionAxis serenade
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date19 Jun 1939
FormatArtwork
Size31 x 52cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptAnglo-Russian talks
Far East Diversion
Hon. Aryan Band
Person DepictedMolotov; Vyacheslav Mikhailovich (1890-1986)
Seeds; William; Sir
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
NotesJune 17, Chinese-Japanese conflict. - Japanese blockade of the British Concession at Tientsin. - The refusal of the British authorities at Tientsin to hand over four Chinese alleged by the Japanese to have murdered on April 9 a customs superintendant of the Japanese-controlled administration, by name Cheng Shih-kang, inside the British Concession, led the Japanese military authorities to announce on June 10 that the British Concession would be blockaded and isolated until the suspected men were surrendered . ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.3610]

Anglo-French-Soviet Negotiations. - ... Mr Strang [head of the the Central Department of the Foreign Office] arrived in Moscow on June 14, and the next day, accompanied by the British Ambassador Sir William Seeds, and the French Ambassador, M. Naggiar, he had conversations with M. Molotov. An official Russian statement on the meeting was made to the effect that the chief divergences were considered and that the text of new Anglo-French proposals was handed to the Russian Premier. It added that "the results of the first talks are regarded as not entirely favourable". The conversations were continued on June 16 and June 21 ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.3617]
SubjectsThird Reich 1933-45
Germany
Russia
ambassadors
UK
Music
negotiations
International relations
drums
Japan
Armed forces
axis powers
musical instruments
orchestras
expansionism
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
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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