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[On January 7th 1940, Army recruits were sworn-in in (Posen) Poland for the first time in 22 years.  A historic glimpse of this once-more German territory: Young soldiers taking the oath under the flag of Greater Germany!]

Image ID: 3971675

[On January 7th 1940, Army recruits were sworn-in in (Posen) Poland for the first time in 22 years. A historic glimpse ... (January 1940)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [On January 7th 1940, Army recruits were sworn-in in (Posen) Poland for the first time in 22 years. A historic glimpse of this once-more German territory: Young soldiers taking the oath under the flag of Greater Germany!]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: January 1940

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 6

Notes

: Picture caption: "Am 7. Januar 1940 fand zum erstenmal wieder nach 22 Jahren in Polen die Vereidigung von Rekruten des Heeres statt. Ein historischer Augenblick für das wieder deutsche Gebeit: der Schwur der soldatischen Jugend unter Fahne Großdeutschlands!" Note 2.) Stain on image. Note 3.) Under the Reich, German soldiers swore a personal oath to Adolf Hitler as leader of Germany. 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. / 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

: 3971675

Record ID

: 2051825

Digital Item Published

: 4-11-2012

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