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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionDer Fuhrer has such a passion for architecture
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date01 May 1942
FormatArtwork
Size34.5 x 41cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptDesign for a better York Minster
Design for improvements to Canterbury Cathedral
Design for alterations to Westminster Abbey
Design for St. Paul's
Baedeker
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
NotesNews: April 30: Western Europe: ... The Air Ministry announced that between April 23-29, when "reprisal" night raids were made on English cathedral cities, the enemy had used 150 planes (25 against Exeter, 80 against Bath, 25 against Norwich and 20 against York) and dropped an estimated 225 tons of bombs losing at least 17 planes, equivalent to one for every 13 tons of bombs dropped. ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.5157]
SubjectsCanterbury Cathedral
London
Travel
Germany
cathedrals
York Minster
architects
St Paul's Cathedral
military planning
Architecture
Westminster Abbey
guidebooks
tourism
churches
fuhrer
Armed forces
air raids
strategy
Air forces
Baedeker guidebooks
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.  
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