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[For weeks the democracies' newspapers have lied about the (fortifications of the) Westwall being threatened by the Rhine's flooding. The truth looks differently. Here is a French bunker that, because of the high waters, probably has lots of leftover space inside.]

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[For weeks the democracies' newspapers have lied about the (fortifications of the) Westwall being threatened by the Rhine's flooding.  The truth looks differently.  Here is a French bunker that, because of the high waters, probably has lots of leftover space inside.]

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[For weeks the democracies' newspapers have lied about the (fortifications of the) Westwall being threatened by the Rhine's flooding. The truth looks differently. Here is a French bunker that, because of the high waters, probably has lots of leftover space inside.]
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
Rhine River
Bunkers
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Picture caption: "Wochenlang haben die Zeitungen der Demokratien gelogen, daß der Westwall vom Hochwasser des Rheins bedroht sei. Die Wirklichkeit sah anders aus. Hier ein französischer Bunker, der wegen des hohen Wasserstandes geräumt werden mußte.
Content: The WestWall (or "Siegfried Line") was the chain of German fortifications that parallelled the French Maginot Line along the border between the two countries.
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): a7028270-c601-012f-51bc-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. "[For weeks the democracies' newspapers have lied about the (fortifications of the) Westwall being threatened by the Rhine's flooding. The truth looks differently. Here is a French bunker that, because of the high waters, probably has lots of leftover space inside.]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 6, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b0764cf4-fcaa-0cb7-e040-e00a18067af7

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. [For weeks the democracies' newspapers have lied about the (fortifications of the) Westwall being threatened by the Rhine's flooding. The truth looks differently. Here is a French bunker that, because of the high waters, probably has lots of leftover space inside.] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b0764cf4-fcaa-0cb7-e040-e00a18067af7

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[For weeks the democracies' newspapers have lied about the (fortifications of the) Westwall being threatened by the Rhine's flooding.  The truth looks differently.  Here is a French bunker that, because of the high waters, probably has lots of leftover space inside.]