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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionMechanised Moloch
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date07 Jun 1940
FormatNewspaper
Embedded text or transcriptBypass to Glory
Hitler Youth
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Implied textMoloch has been traditionally interpreted as the name of a god, possibly a god titled the king, but purposely misvocalized as Molek instead of Melek using the vowels of Hebrew bosheth 'shame'. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moloch]
NotesRepublished in David Low, Europe at War, (Penguin Books, 1941). Printed on opposite page: "The new Nazi mechanised war machine - the deadly co-ordination of tank, plane and motor-cycle - swept over Belgium. Losses were heavy.". p.58.
Republished in David Low, Low's War Cartoons, Cresset Press, 1941.
SubjectsArmaments
Armed forces
Germany
Hitler Youth
Monuments
Nazism
Resemblance
World War 1939-1945
bombers
dictatorship
gods
mouth
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
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