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On orders from the English government, the English destroyer "Cossack" undertook a brutal violation of neutrality in Norway's Jossingsfjord. The English pirates boarded the German government steamer "Altmark" and shot at the unarmed German crew.

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On orders from the English government, the English destroyer "Cossack" undertook a brutal violation of neutrality in Norway's Jossingsfjord.  The English pirates boarded the German government steamer "Altmark" and shot at the unarmed German crew.]

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On orders from the English government, the English destroyer "Cossack" undertook a brutal violation of neutrality in Norway's Jossingsfjord. The English pirates boarded the German government steamer "Altmark" and shot at the unarmed German crew.
Names
Hoffmann, Heinrich (1885-1957) (Photographer)
Collection

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

1940

Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC EYE
Shelf locator: PC EYE 1940
Topics
Nazi propaganda
Decks (Ships)
Fjords
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, British
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Picture caption: "Auf Besehl der englischen Regierung unternahm im norwegischen Jöffingfjord der englische Zerstörer "Cossack" einen brutalen Neutralitätsbruch. Die englischen Piraten enterten den deutschen Regierungsdampfer "Altmark" und schossen auf die waffenlose deutsch Besatzung."
Content: "Altmark" was the supply ship for the German heavy cruiser "Graf Spee" and also held captured merchant seamen taken from ships the raider had sunk. The "Altmark" is at center, the British destroyer "Cossack" at right and an unidentified merchant ship at left.
Content: Title translates German picture caption
Source note: Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen. Tagesbildberichte 1940. (Berlin Joh. Kasper Co. 1942) Braeckow, Ernst, Author.
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c7132420-c601-012f-a14d-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1885: Creator Born
  • 1957: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "On orders from the English government, the English destroyer "Cossack" undertook a brutal violation of neutrality in Norway's Jossingsfjord. The English pirates boarded the German government steamer "Altmark" and shot at the unarmed German crew." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-4515-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "On orders from the English government, the English destroyer "Cossack" undertook a brutal violation of neutrality in Norway's Jossingsfjord. The English pirates boarded the German government steamer "Altmark" and shot at the unarmed German crew." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 10, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-4515-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. On orders from the English government, the English destroyer "Cossack" undertook a brutal violation of neutrality in Norway's Jossingsfjord. The English pirates boarded the German government steamer "Altmark" and shot at the unarmed German crew. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-4515-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

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On orders from the English government, the English destroyer "Cossack" undertook a brutal violation of neutrality in Norway's Jossingsfjord.  The English pirates boarded the German government steamer "Altmark" and shot at the unarmed German crew.