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[The Fuhrer visited a Luftwaffe air base and sat near the Christmas tree in the midst of the troops. He visited anti-aircraft positions in the Western Air Defense Zone, where a gunner presented him with a hand-carved wooden eagle.]

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Names
Hoffmann, Heinrich (1885-1957) (Photographer)
Collection

Eye on the Reich : German propaganda photographs, 1939-1942.

1939

Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC EYE
Shelf locator: PC EYE 1939
Topics
Nazi propaganda
World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland
Poland -- History -- Occupation, 1939-1945
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945
Eagles in art
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military personnel -- German
Military officers -- German -- 1939-1945
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content : Blemishes on image.

Content : Picture caption: "So besuchte der Führer einem Fliegerhorst der deutschen Luftwaffe und sass beim Weihnachtsbaum mitten unter den Soldaten. Er besuchte Flakstellungen in der Luftverteidigungszone West, wo ein Flakschütze ihm einen handgeschnitzten Adler überreichte."

Content : A picture full of symbolism. Not only was the eagle the emblem of the Reich, it was also the insignia of the newly-created German Air Force, the Luftwaffe.

Content : Title translates German picture caption

Source note: Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen. Tagesbildberichte 1940. (Berlin Joh. Kasper Co. 1942) Braeckow, Ernst, Author.
Physical Description
Form: Gelatin silver prints ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 782182b0-c601-012f-f602-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1885: Creator Born
  • 1957: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "[The Fuhrer visited a Luftwaffe air base and sat near the Christmas tree in the midst of the troops. He visited anti-aircraft positions in the Western Air Defense Zone, where a gunner presented him with a hand-carved wooden eagle.]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ad8bf4f8-ab57-1f4b-e040-e00a18061930

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "[The Fuhrer visited a Luftwaffe air base and sat near the Christmas tree in the midst of the troops. He visited anti-aircraft positions in the Western Air Defense Zone, where a gunner presented him with a hand-carved wooden eagle.]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 3, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ad8bf4f8-ab57-1f4b-e040-e00a18061930

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. [The Fuhrer visited a Luftwaffe air base and sat near the Christmas tree in the midst of the troops. He visited anti-aircraft positions in the Western Air Defense Zone, where a gunner presented him with a hand-carved wooden eagle.] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ad8bf4f8-ab57-1f4b-e040-e00a18061930

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[The Fuhrer visited a Luftwaffe air base and sat near the Christmas tree in the midst of the troops.  He visited anti-aircraft positions in the Western Air Defense Zone, where a gunner presented him with a hand-carved wooden eagle.]