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[At a special reception, the Führer presented the Air Force's field marshals with their batons.  Our picture shows (from left): Field Marshal Milch, Field Marshal Sperrle, the Führer, Reichs Marshal Goering and Field Marshal Kesselring.]

Image ID: 3975561

[At a special reception, the Führer presented the Air Force's field marshals with their batons. Our picture shows (from... (October 19, 1940)

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Image Title

:  [At a special reception, the Führer presented the Air Force's field marshals with their batons. Our picture shows (from left): Field Marshal Milch, Field Marshal Sperrle, the Führer, Reichs Marshal Goering and Field Marshal Kesselring.]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: October 19, 1940

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 222

Notes

: Picture caption: "In einem besonderen Empfang verlieh der Führer den Generalfeldmarschällen der Luftwaffe ihre Marschallstäbe. Unser Bild zeigt (von links): Generalfeldmarschall Milch, Generalfeldmarschall Sperrle, der Führer, Reichsmarschall Göring und Generalfeldmarschall Kesselring." Note 2.) In European armies, Field Marshal is the highest rank. Its distinguishing mark is a ceremonial baton, often made of precious metal and set with jewels. In some countries, the rank is only awarded to commanders who have won a great victory in battle. Note 3.) 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. / 1940

Source Description

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

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC EYE 1940

Digital ID

: 3975561

Record ID

: 2063527

Digital Item Published

: 4-12-2012

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