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Artist or CreatorIllingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-1979
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Mail
Date27 Jun 1940
Embedded text or transcriptBritish Land Raids
Adolf the lion tamer
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
NotesNotes: The British Commandos (also later known as the SAS and SBS) were a well-trained raider force established during June 1940, after the evacuation of Dunkirk and the fall of France, to assault, disrupt and spy on the enemy in occupied Europe.
News: On 22 June France surrendered to the Germans. In Britain it was feared that Hitler was planning to attack and it was important to keep up morale. Britain's Navy had caused a great deal of damage to the Nazi ships in several ports.
SubjectsBritish lion
World War 1939-1945
lion tamers
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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