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Ref NoDL1619
Alt Ref NoDL1619
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionBelgium revisited
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date16 May 1940
FormatArtwork
Size36 x 46.5cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptThe dead of 1914-18
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
NotesRepublished in David Low, Europe at War, (Penguin Books, 1941). Printed on opposite page: "The Nazis' quick advance destroyed Dutch resistance. The failure of the Dutch to blow up certain vital bridges put the Belgian defence at serious disadvantage." p.56.

Keesing's Contemporary Archives: The Western Front: ... On May 15 the B.E.F. in Belgium was powerfully attacked on its whole front, fighting being particularly heavy in the Louvain sector, from which the British troops succeeded in driving the Germans in a series of counter-attacks. In central Belgium a Belgian counter-attack drove the enemy from the Gembloux district. Farther south the enemy crossed the Meuse at several points and at Sedan on the French frontier they succeeded in driving a salient into the French line by the unstinted use of their mechanised forces. ... p.4053.
SubjectsTransport
Germany
Defence
cars
Ghosts
Weapons
tanks
Belgium
Armed forces
casualties
World War 1939-1945
World War 1914-1918
invasion
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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