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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or Caption"He must have been mad"
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date15 May 1941
Embedded text or transcriptHad enough - skipped out Hess Nazi lunatic asylum
Person DepictedGoering; Hermann (1893-1946)
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Himmler; Heinrich (1900-1945)
Goebbels; Josef (1897-1945)
NotesImage 1: See LSE2944 for published cartoon. Flight of Rudolf Hess: ... A few hours
previously the German wireless had issued the following statement: "It is officially
announced by the National-Socialist Party that Party Member Rudolf Hess, who, as he was
suffering from an illness of some years' standing, had been strictly forbidden to embark on
any further flying activity, was able, contrary to this command, again to come into
possession of an aeroplane. On May 10 at about 6 p.m. Rudolf Hess again set off on a flight
from Augsburg, from which he has not so far returned. A letter which he left behind
unfortunately shows by its distractedness traces of a mental disorder, and it is feared
that he was a victim of hallucinations. ..." Rudolf Hess landed by parachute on a Scottish
farm ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.4601] Image 2: See DL1729 for original artwork
and cataloguing
Third Reich 1933-45
mental disorders
World War 1939-1945
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