Ref NoGS0635
Alt Ref NoGS0635
Artist or CreatorSidney 'George' Strube
Title or CaptionWho do we sack now?
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Express
Date12 Jan 1942
Size53.3 x 38.1cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptPlans
winter line
General von
General Von Bock dismissed
General Von Brauchitsch dismissed
Person DepictedGoering; Hermann (1893-1946)
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
NotesTop margin : Von Bock / Von Leeb - And if I hadnt promoted you just in time you might have been sacked too. It is reported that Hitler has lost the first of his battles since he assumed command - Supreme News Bottom margin : It is reported that Hitler has lost the first battle since he assumed supr command / SG6 / dismissed. December 20-27 1941, Hitler assumes Supreme Command of Army. - Dismissal of Marshal von Brauchitsch. ... In an attempt to explain the dismissal of von Brauchitsch who handed over his command on Dec 22 the official spokesman in Berlin said on the same day that the war was "approaching a decisive stage" and that: "It is recalled in military circles that the plans for the Polish campaign in all its stages, the unique boldness of the Norwegian enterprise, the campaigns in France and in the Balkans, the occupation of Crete, the action of General Rommel in North Africa, and above all the tremendous battles of destruction in the East originated entirely from the spiritual initiative and the genius-like strategy of the Fuhrer himself, and that thus in practice he has always been leading the German Army. Thus the concentration of the leadership of all the forces and of the supreme command of the Army in his hands may merely be regarded as an elimination of a stage in the military command."... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.4949]
Armed forces
Third Reich 1933-45
military planning
military officers
Natural phenomena
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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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/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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