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But Christmas didn't make the duty of protecting the Reich any easier. It's a difficult trip for the men carrying the heavy ration cans up to the forward positions. They take a break just long enough to smoke a cigarette.

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Title
But Christmas didn't make the duty of protecting the Reich any easier. It's a difficult trip for the men carrying the heavy ration cans up to the forward positions. They take a break just long enough to smoke a cigarette.
Names
Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 (Photographer)
Collection

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

1940

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1940
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC EYE
Shelf locator: PC EYE 1940
Topics
Nazi propaganda
Smoking
Leisure
Soldiers -- German -- 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military life -- German
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Blemishes on image.
Content: Picture caption: "Uber auch das Weihnachtsfest machte den Dienst zum Schutze des Reiches nicht leichter. Der Gang mit den schweren Kesseln in die vordersten Stellungen ist für die Essenholer meist ein hartes Stück. Auf eine Zigarettenlänge wird daher eine Pause eingelegt."
Content: When possible, the cans would have been filled with hot soup or stew prepared by the field kitchens located behind the lines.
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): c69a8620-c601-012f-a892-58d385a7bc34
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
  • 1940: Issued
  • 1957: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "But Christmas didn't make the duty of protecting the Reich any easier. It's a difficult trip for the men carrying the heavy ration cans up to the forward positions. They take a break just long enough to smoke a cigarette." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-4514-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "But Christmas didn't make the duty of protecting the Reich any easier. It's a difficult trip for the men carrying the heavy ration cans up to the forward positions. They take a break just long enough to smoke a cigarette." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-4514-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1940). But Christmas didn't make the duty of protecting the Reich any easier. It's a difficult trip for the men carrying the heavy ration cans up to the forward positions. They take a break just long enough to smoke a cigarette. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-4514-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

Wikipedia Citation

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But Christmas didn't make the duty of protecting the Reich any easier.  It's a difficult trip for the men carrying the heavy ration cans up to the forward positions.  They take a break just long enough to smoke a cigarette.