Ref NoDL1857
Alt Ref NoDL1857
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionAll disquiet on the western front
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date27 Apr 1942
Size38.5 x 46.8cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptAll possible troops wanted urgently on Eastern front
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Implied textAll Quiet on the Western Front
NotesNews: April 26: Russian Front: Heavy fighting on the Salla front (Finland), where the Red Army was exerting strong pressure round Kiestinki, 30 miles from the Finnish frontier;...No important change elsewhere, the thaw continuing to hold up operations. Western Europe: In all-day offensive operations over N. France the R.A.F. bombed the St Omer and Hazebrouck railway yards and a Calais factory, shooting down 2 enemy fighters and losing 2; Sqdrn.-Leader "Paddy" Finucane shot down his 31st enemy plane during the day. Rostock was bombed for the fourth successive night, the raid being as heavy as the three earlier ones; other planes bombed the Dunkirk docks, attacked airfields in France and the Low Countries (destroying four enemy bombers) and laid mines in enemy waters. Off the Danish coast a supply ship was left ablaze. A British bomber shot down an enemy fighter over the North Sea. ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.5156] Marshal von Rundstedt in France. ... Field-Marshal von Rundstedt, one of Germany's ablest soldiers, was reported to have arrived in Paris on April 16 to take over command of German forces in France from Gen. von Witzleben: and on April 23 to have inspected coastal defences in Holland and France. Marshal von Rundstedt's arrival in France was thought abroad to be indicative of German anxiety for their Western front while preparing for the spring offensive in the East. [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.5149]
Western Front
Eastern Front
military planning
Proverbs and sayings
Armed forces
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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