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[The Christmas visit by the Fuhrer was a great experience for all the soldiers.  Just as when they had fought on Polish (battle)fields, the Fuhrer went to them, he with his troops, so that leadership and people are always found as one.]

Image ID: 3946326

[The Christmas visit by the Fuhrer was a great experience for all the soldiers. Just as when they had fought on Polish ... (December 1939)

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Image Title

:  [The Christmas visit by the Fuhrer was a great experience for all the soldiers. Just as when they had fought on Polish (battle)fields, the Fuhrer went to them, he with his troops, so that leadership and people are always found as one.]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: December 1939

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 364

Notes

: Blemishes on image. Note 2.) During the long period of inaction of the "Phoney War" (October 1939-April 1940), both Axis and Allied leaders visited the front to show themselves to their soldiers to keep up morale. Note 3.) Picture caption: "Dieser Weihnachtsbesuch des Führer war allen Soldaten ein grosses Erlebnis. Wie im Kampf auf den polnischen Feldern, so zeigte auch hier Adolf Hitler, dass er und seine Soldaten, dass Führung und Volk in allen Stunden eins sind." Note 4.) 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. / 1939

Source Description

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

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC EYE 1939

Digital ID

: 3946326

Record ID

: 2034812

Digital Item Published

: 3-17-2012

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