Ref NoDL1626
Alt Ref NoDL1626
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionWe have gone too far, Adolf. Der British have declared war...
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date06 Jun 1940
Size33.5 x 44.5cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptVictory Bell (Schlieffen Plan)
We shall fight ... on the seas .... on the beaches .... on the landing fields ... in the fields ... in the streets ... in the hills:- Churchill
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Goering; Hermann (1893-1946)
NotesThe Prime Minister's Statement on the Evacuation of the B.E.F. from Flanders. - The General Military Situation. - Britain to continue the Fight to the End. "... Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen, or may fall, into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fall, we shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and strength in the air, we shall defend our land whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills, we shall never surrender, and even if, which I don't for a moment believe, this island, or a large part of it, were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle until in God's good time the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and liberation of the Old." [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.4082]
Third Reich 1933-45
military planning
Armed forces
World War 1914-1918
World War 1939-1945
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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