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[The Western Front can boast the first non-commissioned officer to win the Iron Cross, 1st Class. While on patrol by himself, he captured a French officer and nineteen soldiers.]

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Title
[The Western Front can boast the first non-commissioned officer to win the Iron Cross, 1st Class. While on patrol by himself, he captured a French officer and nineteen soldiers.]
Names
Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 (Photographer)
Collection

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

1939

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1939
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC EYE
Shelf locator: PC EYE 1939
Topics
Nazi propaganda
Military decorations
Military parades & ceremonies -- Germany -- 1939-1945
Military officers -- German -- 1939-1945
Soldiers -- German -- 1939-1945
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Blemishes on image.
Content: Picture caption: "An der Westfront erhielt der erste Unteroffizier das Eiserne Kreuz 1. Klasse. Er hatte bei einem Patrouillengang allein einen französischen Offizier und 19 Poilus gefangengenommen."
Content: During the inactivity along the Western Front during the "Phoney War" of late 1939 to early 1940, both the Allies and Germans tried to keep up the morale of their troops by holding inspections, having high-ranking officers and politicians visit, and awarding medals for what small-scale actions took place.
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): a8c34f30-c601-012f-e25a-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
  • 1939: Issued
  • 1957: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "[The Western Front can boast the first non-commissioned officer to win the Iron Cross, 1st Class. While on patrol by himself, he captured a French officer and nineteen soldiers.]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1939. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b0764cf4-fcae-0cb7-e040-e00a18067af7

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "[The Western Front can boast the first non-commissioned officer to win the Iron Cross, 1st Class. While on patrol by himself, he captured a French officer and nineteen soldiers.]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 5, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b0764cf4-fcae-0cb7-e040-e00a18067af7

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1939). [The Western Front can boast the first non-commissioned officer to win the Iron Cross, 1st Class. While on patrol by himself, he captured a French officer and nineteen soldiers.] Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b0764cf4-fcae-0cb7-e040-e00a18067af7

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<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b0764cf4-fcae-0cb7-e040-e00a18067af7 | title= (still image) [The Western Front can boast the first non-commissioned officer to win the Iron Cross, 1st Class. While on patrol by himself, he captured a French officer and nineteen soldiers.], (1939) |author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=July 5, 2020 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations}}</ref>

[The Western Front can boast the first non-commissioned officer to win the Iron Cross, 1st Class.  While on patrol by himself, he captured a French officer and nineteen soldiers.]