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Artist or CreatorErnest H. Shepard
Title or CaptionReading the skies "I have conquered all Gaul. How long will it take to conquer all Britain?" "Wait a moment, Leader, [I am looking] (crossed out) while I look at the omens of the air".
Extent1 item
Published byPunch
Date10 Jul 1940
FormatArtwork
Size26.50 x 36.50cm
Techniqueblack ink/crayon
Embedded text or transcriptMein Kampf
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Goebbels; Josef (1897-1945)
Goering; Hermann (1893-1946)
Caesar; Julius
Implied textMein Kampf
Subjectsswastika
Flags
Transport
Germany
publishing
Literature
Emblems
Defence
fighter planes
Roman Empire
Weapons
Historical periods and persons
air transport
prophecy
Armed forces
aircraft
Personification
Royal Air Force
occultism
visual media
Quotations
allies
Human beings
Copyright contact detailsinfo@punch.co.uk
Location of artworkBritish Cartoon Archive
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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.  
GB/BCA/345Goebbels; Josef (1897-1945)1897-1945German politician. Minister of Propaganda from 1933-45. Known for his zealous speeches and anti-Semitism. Chief architect of the Kristallnacht attack on German Jews considered to be the first manifestation of the Nazi violence culminating in the Holocaust.  
GB/BCA/323Goering; Hermann (1893-1946)1893-1946German politician, military leader and leading member of the Nazi Party. He was Commander of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). In 1936 he took complete control of the Four Year Plan for German rearmament. He played a key role in the annexation of Austria (Anschluss) in 1938. He was known for his extravagant tastes and garish clothes. Goering was a violent morphine addict.  
GB/BCA/844Caesar; Julius   
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