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The Westwall remained on watch in a high state of combat readiness. Exercises (went on) behind the front. Here, for example, (are) a machine gun detachment and armored cars.

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Title
The Westwall remained on watch in a high state of combat readiness. Exercises (went on) behind the front. Here, for example, (are) a machine gun detachment and armored cars.
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
military vehicles -- German -- 1900-1999
Military maneuvers
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military personnel -- German
Military training -- Germany
Atlantic Wall (France and Belgium)
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Picture caption: "Der Westwall blieb stets in höchster Wache und Kampfbereitschaft. Hinter dem Vorfeld wird geübt. Hier zum Beispiel von MG.-Abteilungen und Panzerwagen."
Content: Armored cars were used for reconnaissance on roads. In Germany, men assigned to them wore the same black berets and coveralls as tank crewmen.
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): 08764d00-c602-012f-03ca-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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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Westwall remained on watch in a high state of combat readiness. Exercises (went on) behind the front. Here, for example, (are) a machine gun detachment and armored cars." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b35e6240-e5c8-ef75-e040-e00a18064b93

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Westwall remained on watch in a high state of combat readiness. Exercises (went on) behind the front. Here, for example, (are) a machine gun detachment and armored cars." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 8, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b35e6240-e5c8-ef75-e040-e00a18064b93

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1940). The Westwall remained on watch in a high state of combat readiness. Exercises (went on) behind the front. Here, for example, (are) a machine gun detachment and armored cars. Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/b35e6240-e5c8-ef75-e040-e00a18064b93

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The Westwall remained on watch in a high state of combat readiness.  Exercises (went on) behind the front.  Here, for example, (are) a machine gun detachment and armored cars.