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Ref NoGS0574
Alt Ref NoGS0574
Artist or CreatorSidney 'George' Strube
Title or Caption"I wonder if this thing is blast proof?"
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Express
Date08 Oct 1940
FormatArtwork
Size53.2 x 38cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptWorks
Luftschutzraum
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
NotesTop margin : (Copied & sent) Bottom margin : (1) Tuesday / 2 1/2 cols October 7: Air Operations (Europe). Berlin experienced its heaviest raid of the war when R.A.F. bombers attacking in relays bombed important military objective for four hours. The first bombs, which fell on the Moabit fire station, within a mile of the Reichstag, caused violent explosions and fires; the West power station was hit by sticks of heavy bombs, causing great outbreaks of fires; the Wimersdorf power station was attacked; two fires were stareted at the Tegel gasworks; the B.M.U. aero-engine works at Spandau were located and bombed; a series of fires and explosions caused at the Charlottenburg goods yards and damage inflicted to the main line at Rummelsburg in the East...[Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.4272]
Subjectsfactories
urban landscape
industrial production
swastika
Third Reich 1933-45
bombs
Rooms
Germany
beds
Emblems
Defence
Fuel
Flags
searchlights
Exteriors
Furniture and furnishings
candles
Weapons
air raids
air-raid shelters
Domestic appliances
ladders
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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