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Artist or CreatorIllingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-1979
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Mail
Date24 Jun 1940
Embedded text or transcriptArmistice
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Mussolini; Benito (1883-1945)
Marianne; (Symbol for France)
NotesNotes: On 22 June France signed an armistice with Hitler. France was divided into a German occupied zone in the north and west, an Italian occupied zone in the southeast and a collaborationist government in the south, with headquarters at Vichy. 338,000 British, French and Belgian forces had been rapidly evacuated from Dunkirk between 25 May and 4 June 1940, having been isolated by the rapid German advance. This left France to defend herself single-handedly and essentially precipitated the signing of the armistice.
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkNational Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
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