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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionBalkan bulwark
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date16 Apr 1943
Size37 x 44.8cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptOne more super-colossal throw against Russia
"Now, Boris, I'm depending on you as a good Aryan to teach Britain and America a lesson."
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Boris III (1894-1943); Czar of Bulgaria
NotesBulgaria: Growth of Popular Opposition to Filoff Government. - Widespread Arrests. - State of Siege in Sofia. - Assassination of Gen. Lukoff and M. Janeff. - Increasing Anti-Axis Feeling. - Protests against Anti-Semitic Measures. - The "Jewish Statute". - Deterioration of Relations with Russia. .... On March 31 Tsar Boris saw Hitler at the latter's headquarters at Hitler's request; the communique merely declared that the conversations took place "in the spirit of the traditional German-Bulgar friendship", but it was officially admitted in Sofia that defensive plans were discussed against a possible Allied landing in the Balkans. It was reported that the construction of defence zones on the Aegean and Black Sea coasts, and on the Turkish frontier, was proceeding feverishly. ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.5716]
April 16: Eastern Front: ... On the Donetz, the Germans made another unsuccessful attack on the Russian bridgehead at Chuguyev. Bitter hand-to-hand fighting raged on the Kuban front, where Lt. Gen. Maslennikov's troops occupied an important strongpoint inside the enemy's defensive system (a Russian penetration on one sector was admitted in Berlin); the Germans lost 1,000 men and 21 tanks in violent but fruitless counter-attacks. ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.5719]
Balkan Peninsula
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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