Ref NoDL1749
Alt Ref NoDL1749
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionWriting on the wall
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date14 Jul 1941
Size33.5 x 42cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptV
Person DepictedHimmler; Heinrich (1900-1945)
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Goering; Hermann (1893-1946)
Goebbels; Josef (1897-1945)
Implied textWriting on the wall
V for victory
NotesThe V Campaign in Occupied Countries. ... At midnight on July 19-20 Colonel Britton broadcasting to the occupied countries from London, announced the mobilisation of all oppressed peoples under the V (Victory) symbol against the Germans. "At this moment", he said, "men and women all over Europe are dedicating themselves to the continuation of this war against Nazi Germany unitl the V - the sign of Victory and Freedom - is triumphant. In a few minutes there will be millions of new V's on walls and doors and pavements all over Europe. ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.4707]
Third Reich 1933-45
Social events
Proverbs and sayings
Historical periods and persons
Language and languages
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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