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Artist or CreatorSidney 'George' Strube
Title or CaptionThe new army of occupation
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Express
Date21 Jul 1941
FormatArtwork
Size38 x 53.2cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptShoot!
But I can't see them, Mein Fuhrer!
...- ...- ...- ...- ...-
VVVVV
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Implied textThe V for victory campaign
NotesBottom margin : 4 cols The V Campaign in Occupied Countries. - Mobilisation of Europe's "Underground Army" against the Nazis. At midnight on July 19-20 Colonel Britton, broadcasting to the occupied countries from London, announced the mobilisation of all oppressed peoples under the V (Victory) symbol against the Germans. "At this moment," he said, "men and women all over Europe are dedicating themselves to the continuation of this war against Nazi Germany until the V - the sign of Victory and Freedom - is triumphant. In a few minutes there will be millions of new V's on walls and doors and pavements all over Europe. It's dark now. If you listen you may hear distant bugles sounding the V rhythm, or drums tapping. Perhaps you'll hear a train whistle sounded by one of your comrades... The V army, must be a disciplined army. When the moment comes it will act in such a way that the Germans are powerless. But wait for the word. To-day we sign on. Good luck to you". ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.4706]
SubjectsArmed forces
Third Reich 1933-45
Nazism
Germany
firearms
soldiers
V for victory
Defence
propaganda
Music
Morse Code
government
Politics
drums
ciphers
codes
words
resistance groups
political parties
Weapons
tanks
Proverbs and sayings
Historical periods and persons
musical instruments
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailssyndication.queries@express.co.uk
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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