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Ref NoGS0520
Alt Ref NoGS0520
Artist or CreatorSidney 'George' Strube
Title or CaptionThe fruit gathering season.
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Express
Date19 Sep 1939
FormatArtwork
Size38 x 53cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptFrance
Siegfried Wall
Germany
Rhine Land
Sudeten Land
Memel
Austria
Saarbruecken
Czecho-Slovakia
Warsaw
Danzig
Poland
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
NotesOn reverse : First Northern Edition only. No cartoon in any other edition. Western Front. - Third Week. .. Fighting on the Western Front grew considerably fiercer over the week-end Sept. 16-17. A French communique of Sept. 17 stated that: "Yesterday evening the enemy attacked at two points on our front, one east of the Moselle Valley, the other towards the centre of the front between the Saar and the Vosges. These attacks were repulsed. The latest information confirms the presence recorded yesterday on our front of German forces coming from Poland (aircraft and large units)." Another German "partial attack" during the night of Sept. 18 in the region east of the Saar was also repulsed, but according to the French communique of Sept 19, artillery action continued heavily on both sides. ... By authoritative French military circles the position on the Western Front was interpreted as a "period of strategic waiting". The French, having advanced on German territory between the Rhine and the Moselle about twelve miles in front of the Maginot Line, and having established contact with the fortification of the Siegried Line at many points, tried to consolidate their gains, particularly on the heights along the Saar which afford a commanding position over the valley and industrial towns. The chief German preoccupation, on the other hand, appeared to be the protection of Saarbruecken. Large numbers of troops from Poland were moved to the west, and it was also reported that work was going on feverishly for the completion of the Siegfried Line. ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.3741]
SubjectsFood
Defence
Third Reich 1933-45
Geographical areas
Germany
firearms
Klaipeda
vegetables
Saarland
Saarbruecken
Siegfried line
trees
government
apples
Politics
France
Sudetenland
Rhineland Palatinate
Austria
foreign policy
Weapons
Poland
grapes
pineapples
Warsaw
Czechoslovakia
Gdansk
fruits
expansionism
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailssyndication.queries@express.co.uk
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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