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[Greatest of all was the joy of families whose fathers came home from Poland and the Western Front for Christmas leave.  The State Railways put on special trains for those farthest away, and many in field gray benefitted from this.]

Image ID: 3965741

[Greatest of all was the joy of families whose fathers came home from Poland and the Western Front for Christmas leave. ... (December 1939)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Greatest of all was the joy of families whose fathers came home from Poland and the Western Front for Christmas leave. The State Railways put on special trains for those farthest away, and many in field gray benefitted from this.]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: December 1939

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 356

Notes

: Picture caption: "Am größten war natürlich die freude bei den Familien, wo der Vater aus Polen aber vom Westwall auf Weihnachtsurlaub kam. Die Reichsbahn hatte bis zum äußersten Urlaubsonderzüge eingelegt, um recht vielen Feldgrauen dieses Glück zu bescheren." Note 2.) Blemishes on image. 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

: 3965741

Record ID

: 2046471

Digital Item Published

: 3-28-2012

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