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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or Caption"Good heavens, we can't win a war this way!"
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date19 Jun 1944
FormatArtwork
Size39.5 x 47cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptSure defeat of the great war machine
Mad Adolf's Pilotless Planes for planless devilment
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
NotesNews: June 14: Hitler's much-vaunted "secret weapon" - pilotless, jet-propelled aircraft capable of 400mph and carrying nearly a ton of high explosives - was unleashed on the South of England yesterday. Known in Germany as the vergeltungswaffe - "reprisal weapon" or "V-1" they are being flown from bases in the Pas de Calais. Already, they have scored direct hits on a church, a convent and a hospital - destroyed with considerable loss of life. The first of them killed three people when it destroyed a house in South London. The "buzz bomb" or "doodlebug", as Britons are already calling it, flies at low altitudes, powered by petrol and compressed air. ... [Chronicle of the 20th Century]
SubjectsGermany
Defence
war
V1 rockets
bombs
flying bombs
high command
Leadership
government
military officers
Weapons
Defeat
Armed forces
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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