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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionThe gambler's biggest bet
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date08 Sep 1942
FormatArtwork
Size40 x 47.5cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptStalingrad or bust
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
NotesSeptember 8; Eastern Front: W. of Stalingrad the Russians made a further withdrawal after heavy defensive fighting against large enemy forces. S.W. of the city the Red Army repulsed three major attacks by 200 German infantry regiments supported by strong Luftwaffe formations and 300 tanks; Moscow reported that a wedge driven into the Soviet positions had been eliminated after a counter-thrust and the enemy brought to a standstill in the face of a "wall of fire" from artillery and anti-tank guns... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.5354]
SubjectsEmblems
swastika
Germany
Flags
Russia
military planning
Stalingrad
Gambling
Armed forces
casualties
Royal Air Force
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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