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[For weeks the democracies' newspapers have lied about the (fortifications of the) Westwall being threatened by the Rhine's flooding.  The truth looks differently.  Here is a French bunker that, because of the high waters, probably has lots of leftover space inside.]

Image ID: 3965731

[For weeks the democracies' newspapers have lied about the (fortifications of the) Westwall being threatened by the Rhin... (November 1939)

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Image Title

:  [For weeks the democracies' newspapers have lied about the (fortifications of the) Westwall being threatened by the Rhine's flooding. The truth looks differently. Here is a French bunker that, because of the high waters, probably has lots of leftover space inside.]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: November 1939

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Notes

: Picture caption: "Wochenlang haben die Zeitungen der Demokratien gelogen, daß der Westwall vom Hochwasser des Rheins bedroht sei. Die Wirklichkeit sah anders aus. Hier ein französischer Bunker, der wegen des hohen Wasserstandes geräumt werden mußte. Note 2.) The WestWall (or "Siegfried Line") was the chain of German fortifications that parallelled the French Maginot Line along the border between the two countries. 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. / 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

: 3965731

Record ID

: 2046461

Digital Item Published

: 3-26-2012

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