Ref NoGS0626
Alt Ref NoGS0626
Artist or CreatorSidney 'George' Strube
Title or Caption"Vodka is nothing for the amateur to trifle with -." Mr (Lease & Lend) Hopkins.
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Express
Date08 Dec 1941
Size29.3 x 46.8cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptTimoshenko vodka
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
NotesNews: The Lend-Lease Act was passed on 11 March 1941 and resulted in the provision of vast quantities of war materials by the USA to the allied nations - inclusive of the USSR since Hitler's invasion of Russia on June 22 1941. This unconditional aid was administered by Roosevelt's Soviet Protocol Committee, headed by Harry Hopkins. American supplies were undoubtedly instrumental in helping Russia withstand the onslaught of Hitler's forces; critical given that the allies failed to open a second front in Europe until 1944 and Russia therefore had to bear the full force of attack. Timoshenko had been the commander of Russian forces in Finland in 1940 and in June 1941 was sent to organise the tactical retreat of Soviet forces in the face of Hitler's invasion. Despite huge casualties, Timoshenko was able to save most of his forces for the defence of Moscow. Timoshenko was then transferred to the Ukraine where he managed to stabilise the front.
International relations
Lease-Lend Agreement
World War 1939-1945
foreign policy
Copyright contact
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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