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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionLow visibility.
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Published byEvening Standard
Date04 Jun 1934
Embedded text or transcriptBarthou Geneva Observatory - See the future of Europe
Person DepictedBarthou; Louis (1862-1934)
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
NotesBarthou was the French foreign minister in 1934. He was working towards a
Franco-Russian alliance in a bid to protect France against what he perceived as the growing
threat of Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler. Barthou was assassinated in October 1934,
alongside King Alexander of Yugoslavia, in an attack arguably sanctioned by Hitler. Barthou
was replaced by Pierre Laval, a later collaborator of Hitler.
International relations
League of Nations 1919
foreign policy
scientific instruments
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GB/BCA/2097Barthou; Louis (1862-1934)1862-1934   
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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