Anschluss Österreich (Union of Austria [with Germany]), Salzburg, March 1938: The original German caption reads: "On Saturday, when the German troops marched into Salzburg, the entire population was at a frenzy of enthusiasm. Everywhere you looked [you saw] radiant faces, and many people carried portraits of the Fuehrer, and almost all were waving swastika flags." At least, the propaganda writer left an "almost" in there.
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Sir Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists, marches with his Black Shirts to the East End of London. Mosley was married first to Cynthia Curzon and then later to Diana Mitford. On 23 May 1940 Mosley was interned under Defence Regulation 18B along with most active fascists in Britain. Later that year, the BUF became a proscribed organisation. His wife Diana Mitford was also interned. They lived together for most of the war in a house in the grounds of Holloway prison.
David Low: The cartoonist who angered the dictators
David Low was arguably the greatest newspaper cartoonist of the 20th century. From the 1920s until his death in 1963 his work appeared in London’s Evening Standard, and later the Guardian.
In January 1935 the German Nazis generated an avalanche of propaganda in the Saarland. Since the Versailles Peace Treaty (1919) Saarland was administered by the League of Nations. In a referendum on 13 January the Saarlanders were allowed to choose which nation they wanted to be part of. About 0.4 percent voted for France, 8.8 percent wanted to go on under the League of
One of the first victims of fascist agression was Czechoslovakia, dismembered at the Munich Conference in 1938 (when Sudetenland was ceded to Germany) and shortly thereafter occupied. This map shows some of the groundwork laid by the Nazis to convince the German public opinion that it was the Czechoslovak side that was responsible for the ‘threat’, indicating that the range of Czechoslovak bomber planes include most of Germany’s territory. The map apparently dates from 1934.
Pomnichovská politická reprezentace poměrně dlouho hledala osobnost, která by vystřídala v prezidentském úřadě odstoupivšího Edvarda Beneše. Nakonec volba padla na Emila Háchu, vynikajícího právníka, znalce umění a poctivého katolíka, ale hlavně člověka bez politické příslušnosti. 66letý Hácha přitom roli prezidenta, kdy měl být víceméně pouze loajální figurkou bez vlastní politiky, přijal především jako oběť. K naplnění tohoto „pojetí“ došlo během nacistického protektorátu. A i když se…
Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley, 6th Baronet of Ancoats; an English politician known principally as the founder of the British Union of Fascists (BUF). Member of Parliament for Harrow from 1918 to 1924, for Smethwick from 1926 to 1931 and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in the Labour Government of 1929–31, a position he resigned. Husband of Diana Mitford.
A selection of British newspaper front pages, published on 30th...
A selection of British newspaper front pages, published on 30th September 1938 and headlining the Munich Agreement, signed by Nazi Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Italy earlier that day. The...