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[In hopes of reversing fate through a decisive offensive in the south, (Soviet Marshal) Timoshenko gathered monstrous masses of troops to hurl against German lines in the Crimea.  But the Führer struck first.  On May 8th the German and Rumanian troops under Colonel-General von Manstein went in to the attack.]

Image ID: 3974386

[In hopes of reversing fate through a decisive offensive in the south, (Soviet Marshal) Timoshenko gathered monstrous ma... (May 1942)

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Image Title

:  [In hopes of reversing fate through a decisive offensive in the south, (Soviet Marshal) Timoshenko gathered monstrous masses of troops to hurl against German lines in the Crimea. But the Führer struck first. On May 8th the German and Rumanian troops under Colonel-General von Manstein went in to the attack.]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: May 1942

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 397

Notes

: Picture caption: "In der Hoffnung, durch eine entschiedende Offensive im Süden das Schicksal doch noch wenden zu können, hatte Timoschenko ungeheure Truppenmassen zum Stoß gegen die deutschen Linien auf der Krim zusammengezogen. Der Führer kam diesem Schlag zuvor. Am 8. Mai traten die unter Führung des Generalobersten von Manstein (Bild) stehenden deutschen und rumänischen Truppen zum Angriff an." Note 2.) Title translates German picture caption

Original Source

: From Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen. Tagesbildberichte 1940. (Berlin Joh. Kasper & Co. 1942) Braeckow, Ernst, Author.

Source

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

Source Description

: 48 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 10.5 x 14.5 cm.

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC EYE 1942

Digital ID

: 3974386

Record ID

: 2053899

Digital Item Published

: 4-18-2012

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