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[The captain of the fast liner "Bremen", Commodore Ahrens, was singled out for high honors for bringing his ship happily home. The Senate of the city of Bremen awarded him a "Gold Medal for Outstanding Leadership at Sea".]

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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
Ship captains
Awards
Shaking hands
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content : The "Bremen" was a famous German ocean liner of the 1930s. At the outbreak of war she sailed from New York (without passengers) to Murmansk in Russia, then back home to Germany, using her record-setting speed to evade the Allied blockade. Her successful escape was aided by the fact that a British submarine commander, obeying the rules of war in effect at the time, refused to torpedo her.

Content : Picture caption: "Dem Kapitän des Schnelldampfers 'Bremen', Commodore Ahrens, wurde für die glückliche Heimfahrt seines schiffes eine hohe Auszeichnung zuteil. Der Senat der Stadt Bremen verlieh ihm 'Die goldene Medaille für hervorragende seemännische Leitung'.

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: a93ab500-c601-012f-e78b-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 captain of the fast liner "Bremen", Commodore Ahrens, was singled out for high honors for bringing his ship happily home. The Senate of the city of Bremen awarded him a "Gold Medal for Outstanding Leadership at Sea".]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b0764cf4-fcaf-0cb7-e040-e00a18067af7

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "[The captain of the fast liner "Bremen", Commodore Ahrens, was singled out for high honors for bringing his ship happily home. The Senate of the city of Bremen awarded him a "Gold Medal for Outstanding Leadership at Sea".]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 6, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b0764cf4-fcaf-0cb7-e040-e00a18067af7

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. [The captain of the fast liner "Bremen", Commodore Ahrens, was singled out for high honors for bringing his ship happily home. The Senate of the city of Bremen awarded him a "Gold Medal for Outstanding Leadership at Sea".] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b0764cf4-fcaf-0cb7-e040-e00a18067af7

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[The captain of the fast liner "Bremen", Commodore Ahrens, was singled out for high honors for bringing his ship happily home.  The Senate of the city of Bremen awarded him a "Gold Medal for Outstanding Leadership at Sea".]