Ref NoDL1837
Alt Ref NoDL1837
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or Caption"A toast to the Red Army, rat!"
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date23 Feb 1942
Size32.5 x 38.5cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptGall and wormwood
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Implied textGall and wormwood
Notes M. Stalin's Message on the 24th Anniversary of Red Army. M Stalin issued the following Order of the Day on Feb. 23, the 24th anniversary of the Red Army: "Eight months ago Fascist Germany attacked our country perfidiously and basely, breaking the treaty of non-aggression. The enemy reckoned that after the first blow the Red Army would be defeated and would lose its capacity for resistance, but he miscalculated... The vaunted German Army is suffering defeats and the Red Army is scoring important successes. ... Lastly, the strength of the Red Army lies in the fact that it does not and cannot entertain racial hatred for other peoples, including the German people, that it has been brought up in the spirit of the equality of all peoples and races, in the spirit of respect for the rights of other peoples. ... Comrades, I wish you complete victory over the German Fascist invaders. ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.5054]
Armed forces
Red Army
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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