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Defended by the supposedly-impregnable Maginot Line, the French hadn't planned for this outcome. The Poilus line up in Sedan with their hands up, ready to be transported to the prisoner-of-war camps.

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Title
Defended by the supposedly-impregnable Maginot Line, the French hadn't planned for this outcome. The Poilus line up in Sedan with their hands up, ready to be transported to the prisoner-of-war camps.
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
Prisoners of war
Surrenders
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France
World War, 1939-1945 -- Surrenders -- French
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Picture caption: "Selbst der Schutz der angeblich unbezwingbaren Maginot-Linie hatte die Franzosen vor diesem Schicksal nicht bewahrt. So traten mit erhobenen Händen die Poilus in Sedan an, um in die Gefangenenlager abtransportiert zu werden."
Content: This was doubly painful for the French, as Sedan had been the scene of a major defeat for them in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870.
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): d3a9bc20-c601-012f-1f25-58d385a7bc34
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

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Defended by the supposedly-impregnable Maginot Line, the French hadn't planned for this outcome. The Poilus line up in Sedan with their hands up, ready to be transported to the prisoner-of-war camps." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-452e-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Defended by the supposedly-impregnable Maginot Line, the French hadn't planned for this outcome. The Poilus line up in Sedan with their hands up, ready to be transported to the prisoner-of-war camps." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 18, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-452e-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1940). Defended by the supposedly-impregnable Maginot Line, the French hadn't planned for this outcome. The Poilus line up in Sedan with their hands up, ready to be transported to the prisoner-of-war camps. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ae7bb9f5-452e-5a5d-e040-e00a1806317f

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Defended by the supposedly-impregnable Maginot Line, the French hadn't planned for this outcome.  The Poilus line up in Sedan with their hands up, ready to be transported to the prisoner-of-war camps.