Ref NoDL1549
Alt Ref NoDL1549
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionInterminable overture
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date31 Oct 1939
Size37.2 x 53.7cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptBLITZKRIEG with stupendous cast of Secret Weapons - Irresistible Advances
Unparalleled Raids - Victorious Wipings-Out & Super-Frightfulness
Person DepictedGoebbels; Josef (1897-1945)
Ribbentrop; Joachim von (1893-1946)
Himmler; Heinrich (1900-1945)
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Goering; Hermann (1893-1946)
Old Father Time
NotesRepublished in David Low, Low's War Cartoons, Cresset Press, 1941.

Keesing's Contemporary Archives: The War in the Air. - Unsuccessful German Attacks on Firth of Forth and Scapa Flow. - Repulse of Attack on British North Sea Convoy. - Further R.A.F. Reconnaissances over Germany. The first German air attack on British territory was made on Oct. 16 In the morning of that day several German aircraft reconnoitred over the Firth of Forth, and in the afternoon a series of bombimg raids was made by from twelve to fourteen enemy machines, which attempted to bomb British warships at Rosyth. ... [ p.3778]
SubjectsArmed forces
Third Reich 1933-45
World War 1939-1945
lightning war
military planning
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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GB/BCA/390Himmler; Heinrich (1900-1945)1900-1945   
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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