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Artist or CreatorIllingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-1979
Title or Caption"Why so startled, Fuhrer? Don't you recognize one of your first members of the party."
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Mail
Date10 November 1939
Embedded text or transcriptTreachery
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
NotesNews: 8 Nov: A bomb exploded shortly after Hitler delivered his traditional anniversary speech in Munich. His speech was shorter than usual and contrary to custom Hitler left immediately. For several hours after the explosion the Ministry of Propaganda in Berlin insisted it knew nothing of the incident. However Nazi journalists employed on the party newspaper, the Voelkischer Beobachter, said they had been told the bomb had been planted by British agents. According to one source, Heinrich Himmler, chief of the SS, arranged for the bomb to be planted by a concentration camp prisoner, who would be arrested and make a confession implicating the British.
attempted assassinations
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkNational Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
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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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