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[On orders from the English government, the English destroyer "Cossack" undertook a brutal violation of neutrality in Norway's Jossingsfjord.  The English pirates boarded the German government steamer "Altmark" and shot at the unarmed German crew.]

Image ID: 3956126

[On orders from the English government, the English destroyer "Cossack" undertook a brutal violation of neutrality in No... (February 1940)


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Image Title

:  [On orders from the English government, the English destroyer "Cossack" undertook a brutal violation of neutrality in Norway's Jossingsfjord. The English pirates boarded the German government steamer "Altmark" and shot at the unarmed German crew.]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: February 1940

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 53

Notes

: Picture caption: "Auf Besehl der englischen Regierung unternahm im norwegischen Jöffingfjord der englische Zerstörer "Cossack" einen brutalen Neutralitätsbruch. Die englischen Piraten enterten den deutschen Regierungsdampfer "Altmark" und schossen auf die waffenlose deutsch Besatzung." Note 2.) "Altmark" was the supply ship for the German heavy cruiser "Graf Spee" and also held captured merchant seamen taken from ships the raider had sunk. The "Altmark" is at center, the British destroyer "Cossack" at right and an unidentified merchant ship at left. 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

: 3956126

Record ID

: 2037883

Digital Item Published

: 4-3-2012

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