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[The captain of the fast liner "Bremen", Commodore Ahrens, was singled out for high honors for bringing his ship happily home.  The Senate of the city of Bremen awarded him a "Gold Medal for Outstanding Leadership at Sea".]

Image ID: 3965736

[The captain of the fast liner "Bremen", Commodore Ahrens, was singled out for high honors for bringing his ship happily... (December 1939)

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Image Title

:  [The captain of the fast liner "Bremen", Commodore Ahrens, was singled out for high honors for bringing his ship happily home. The Senate of the city of Bremen awarded him a "Gold Medal for Outstanding Leadership at Sea".]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: December 1939

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 1

Notes

: The "Bremen" was a famous German ocean liner of the 1930s. At the outbreak of war she sailed from New York (without passengers) to Murmansk in Russia, then back home to Germany, using her record-setting speed to evade the Allied blockade. Her successful escape was aided by the fact that a British submarine commander, obeying the rules of war in effect at the time, refused to torpedo her. Note 2.) picture caption: "Dem Kapitän des Schnelldampfers 'Bremen', Commodore Ahrens, wurde für die glückliche Heimfahrt seines schiffes eine hohe Auszeichnung zuteil. Der Senat der Stadt Bremen verlieh ihm 'Die goldene Medaille für hervorragende seemännische Leitung'. 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

: 3965736

Record ID

: 2046466

Digital Item Published

: 3-26-2012

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