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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionWriting on the wall
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date14 Jul 1941
Embedded text or transcriptV
Person DepictedHimmler; Heinrich (1900-1945)
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Goering; Hermann (1893-1946)
Goebbels; Josef (1897-1945)
Implied textWriting on the wall V for victory
NotesImage 1: See LSE2979 for published cartoon. "Dont lift title and place inside frame."
written in blue crayon along bottom border, crossed out in pencil. 27.8 written in pencil
on bottom right corner with 29.9 crossed out next to it. "Leave wall blank" written in blue
crayon along top border, crossed out in pencil. The V Campaign in Occupied Countries. ...
At midnight on July 19-20 Colonel Britton broadcasting to the occupied countries from
London, announced the mobilisation of all oppressed peoples under the V (Victory) symbol
against the Germans. "At this moment", he said, "men and women all over Europe are
dedicating themselves to the continuation of this war against Nazi Germany unitl the V -
the sign of Victory and Freedom - is triumphant. In a few minutes there will be millions of
new V's on walls and doors and pavements all over Europe. ... [Keesing's Contemporary
Archives p.4707] Image 2: See DL1749 for original artwork and cataloguing
Third Reich 1933-45
Social events
Proverbs and sayings
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World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Fax: 02075660388
Relates to cartoonDL1749

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GB/BCA/390Himmler; Heinrich (1900-1945)1900-1945   
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.  
GB/BCA/323Goering; Hermann (1893-1946)1893-1946German politician, military leader and leading member of the Nazi Party. He was Commander of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). In 1936 he took complete control of the Four Year Plan for German rearmament. He played a key role in the annexation of Austria (Anschluss) in 1938. He was known for his extravagant tastes and garish clothes. Goering was a violent morphine addict.  
GB/BCA/345Goebbels; Josef (1897-1945)1897-1945German politician. Minister of Propaganda from 1933-45. Known for his zealous speeches and anti-Semitism. Chief architect of the Kristallnacht attack on German Jews considered to be the first manifestation of the Nazi violence culminating in the Holocaust.  
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