Ref NoLSE2773
Alt Ref NoLSE2773
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionBelgium revisited
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date16 May 1940
Embedded text or transcriptThe dead of 1914-18
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
NotesImage 1: For published cartoon see LSE2773. Image 2: For original artwork and
cataloguing see DL1619 Remnants of tape along top border. Republished in David Low, Europe
at War, (Penguin Books, 1941). Printed on opposite page: "The Nazis' quick advance
destroyed Dutch resistance. The failure of the Dutch to blow up certain vital bridges put
the Belgian defence at serious disadvantage." p.56. Keesing's Contemporary Archives: The
Western Front: ... On May 15 the B.E.F. in Belgium was powerfully attacked on its whole
front, fighting being particularly heavy in the Louvain sector, from which the British
troops succeeded in driving the Germans in a series of counter-attacks. In central Belgium
a Belgian counter-attack drove the enemy from the Gembloux district. Farther south the
enemy crossed the Meuse at several points and at Sedan on the French frontier they
succeeded in driving a salient into the French line by the unstinted use of their
mechanised forces. ... p.4053.
Armed forces
World War 1939-1945
World War 1914-1918
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Relates to cartoonDL1619

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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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