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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionTriumphal tour
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date30 May 1940
FormatArtwork
Size36.5 x 50cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptLeopold: "Sorry, sir, this is as far as I can guide you, sir"
Victory by Aug. 18th 6.30 p.m. or bust (Nazi official)
Warsaw Sept
Oslo April
Copenhagen "
Rotterdam May
Brussels "
London
Paris
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Leopold III (1901-1983); King of the Belgians
Leopold III (1901-1983); King of the Belgians
NotesKing Leopold capitulates to the Enemy. - Belgian Army lays down Arms. - Statement by M. Reynaud and Mr Churchill. - Belgian Government disavow the King's Action. The news that King Leopold of the Belgians had capitulated to the enemy and that the Belgian Army had laid down its arms was broadcast to the French nation at 8.30 a.m. on May 28 by Mr Reynaud, who spoke as follows: "I have to inform the French people of a grave event. This event occurred during the night. France can no longer count on the help of the Belgian Army. The French Army and the British Army are now fighting alone against the enemy in the North. ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.4070]
SubjectsUnion Jack
swastika
Transport
Flags
Oceans
Emblems
Politics
war
propaganda
Exteriors
government
cars
France
Belgium
landscape
Armed forces
cliffs
Germans
World War 1939-1945
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.  
GB/BCA/474Leopold III (1901-1983); King of the Belgians1901-1983   
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