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Part 3  --  Military Themes


   Military themes were popular in the Greater German Art Exhibitions, even before the beginning of World War II. As the war went on, military artwork gained more prominence, and even began to show the war's wearying effects on soldiers.


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"Die letzte Handgranate" (The Last Hand Grenade) by Elk Eber, 1937. This work was commissioned by Hitler himself, and became part of his personal collection.

"Übergang am Oberrhein" (Crossing the Upper Rhine) by Wilhelm Sauter, 1942 (initial attack on the Western Front on 10 May 1940; see other works below)


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Wasserbomben44.jpg (96993 bytes)

U-boat art by Richard Schreiber - "Gegen Engeland" (Against England), 1942

"Wasserbomben" (Depth Charges) by Richard Schreiber, 1944


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"Beschießung der Westerplatte" (Bombardment of the Westerplatte) by Klaus Bergen, 1940. (These were the first shots of World War II, when the battleship "Schleswig-Holstein" opened fire on Polish military positions at the Westerplatte peninsula, Danzig, at 4:47 a.m. on September 1, 1939.)

"Übergang über den Oberrhein" (Crossing the Upper Rhine) by Georg Lebrecht, 1941


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Bergen_VonFeindfahrtZurueck.jpg (37285 bytes)

U-boat art by Klaus Bergen - on the left, "Im Atlantik," 1942; on the right, "Von Feindfahrt Zurück" (Return from Enemy Patrol), 1941


BockUboot41.jpg (154877 bytes)

"Im Kampfgebiet das Atlantik" (In Battle Area Atlantic) by Klaus Bergen, 1941

"U-boot" by Adolf Bock, 1941


BergenBismarck41.jpg (161099 bytes)

"Schlachtschiff Bismarck" by Claus Bergen, 1941


LebrechtBomben41.jpg (101248 bytes)

"Bomben über Engeland" (Bombs over England) by Georg Lebrecht, 1941

"Nach der Geleitzugschlacht" (After the Escorts Battle) by Richard Schreiber, 1943


PolenKameraden.jpg (139977 bytes)

VormarschWesten.jpg (144836 bytes)

"Meine Kameraden in Polen, 1939" (My Comrades in Poland) by Georg Siebert, 1940

"Vormarsch im Westen" (Advance in the West) by Wilhelm Sauter, 1941


"Der 10. Mai 1940" by Paul Matthias Padua, 1941 (showing the initial attack on the Western Front)

"Artillerie von Ost nach West" (Artillery from East to West) by Eduard Thöny, 1940


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"Panzerspähmann" (Armor Reconnaissance Crewman) by Ernst Kretschmann, 1941

"Kampf in Warschau Vorstadt" (Battle in Warsaw Suburb) by Elk Eber, 1940


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PanzerKampf.jpg (105840 bytes)

"Pak im Kampf gegen Panzer" (Anti-tank Gun in Action Against Tanks) by Herbert Schnürpel, 1941

"Panzer im Kampf" (Tanks in Battle) by Rudplf Lipus, 1941


Gebhardt1942.jpg (53511 bytes)

Abwehr43.jpg (29334 bytes)

"Auf Wacht für Europa" (On Guard for Europe) by Franz Gebhardt-Westerbuchberg, 1942

"Abwehr" (Defence) by Rudolf Lipus, 1943


"Wacht im Osten" (Guard in the East) by Emil Dielmann, 1943

"Grenadiere" by Will Tschech, 1943

"Scharfschütze" (Sniper) by Willy Hermann, 1943


ArtillerieFormarscht.jpg (15398 bytes)

SieFahrencolor.jpg (31839 bytes)

"Deutsche Artillerie auf dem Vormarsch" (German Artillery in the Advance) by Rudolf Lipus

"Sie fahren den Tod" (They Carry Death) by Oskar Martin-Amorbach, 1942


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Angriff44.jpg (15395 bytes)

"Artillerie am Front" (Artillery to the Front) by Eduard von Handel-Mazzetti, 1942

"Vorm feindlichen Angriff" (Before the Enemy Attack) by Rudolf G. Werner, 1944


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"Kameraden" (Comrades) by Richard Rudolph, 1943 (the soldier on the right is an Italian)

"Kameraden" (Comrades) by Will Tschech, 1940


KrauseSSTankCrewHinz.jpg (44093 bytes)

RoloffSSGebirgsjaeger.jpg (335713 bytes)

TschechWaffenSS.jpg (45150 bytes)

Three works featuring soldiers of the Waffen-SS ... on the left is "Panzerbesatzung der Waffen-SS" (Waffen-SS Tank Crew) by Ernst Krause (1943); center, "Gebirgsjäger der Waffen-SS" (Mountain Trooper) by Paul Roloff (1944); right, "Grenadiere" by Will Tschech (1943).


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Meldegaenger.jpg (120814 bytes)

"Kämpfer" (Warriors) by Rudolf Lipus, 1943

"Ein Meldegänger" (A Messenger) by Elk Eber, 1939


LtMatl44.jpg (139456 bytes)

UllrichKameradschaft41.jpg (74555 bytes)

"Leutnant Matl" by Adolf Lamprecht, 1944

"Kameradschaft" by Helmut Ullrich, 1941


EwigeMusketier.jpg (7305 bytes)

Kampfpause.jpg (138601 bytes)

Stalingrad.jpg (106842 bytes)

"Der ewige Musketier" (The Eternal Musketeer) by Wilhelm Sauter, 1940

"Kampfpause" (Rest from Battle) by Rudolf Werner, 1942 (from the triptychon "Infanterie")

"Errinerung an Stalingrad" (Memory of Stalingrad) by Franz Eichhorst, 1943


HeimkehrAK.jpg (163268 bytes)

"Heimkehr" (Homecoming) by Hans Adolf Bühler, 1940



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