Kent at War 1939 to 1945: Rare Photographs from Wartime by Mark Khan

By Mark Khan

Following on from Blitz on Kent, all features of lifestyles in the course of the moment international battle have been skilled in the course of during this embattled county. From the onset of the struggle Kent turned a key half within the entrance line defence of england. Defences have been equipped, and the house safeguard shaped. With the specter of invasion receding, the county took half within the nice offensive opposed to Nazi Germany. arrangements and coaching happened that bring about the D-Day invasion in June 1944 and supreme victory in 1945. This booklet will inform the tale of the tale of the County from the very starting of the conflict to the tip and afterwards, either from civil and army views. matters lined are: Invasion defences, domestic shield, Dunkirk, lifestyles in the course of wartime, D-Day, German Prisoners of struggle, the american citizens in Kent, The Royal army, humans and lifestyles in the course of wartime, The RAF, squaddies in Kent – regiments, education, person reviews, the army at the flow: Bren vendors, Churchill tanks, Covenanter tanks, artillery, Matilda tanks, Valentine tanks, motor motorcycles, lorries, lease-lend automobiles, guns, girls in wartime Kent, VE Day and post-war Kent – the legacy of the warfare.

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Again Schardt compromised. He filled the lower floors with representational works by artists such as Caspar David Friedrich, Hans von Marées, and Feuerbach. The controversial paintings were put way upstairs, but in an elegant new installation in galleries beautifully painted in varying textures to match the predominant tones of each artist. Top works from other museums were brought in to fill gaps in each display. Nolde himself lent his Christ and Children from Hamburg. Schardt’s only concession was to leave out Klee and Beckmann, who were not his favorites in any case.

The National Archives with its remarkable holdings of both German and Allied documents was no less important, and there I must above all thank Jill Brett, former director of Public Affairs, for her tremendous help, which included introductions to John Taylor, Dane Hartgrove, and Michael Kurtz. I wish I could mention every person in the various research rooms. Never have I met a more helpful group of people. In other areas I would like to thank Constance Lowenthal of IFAR, who persuaded me I could give a lecture, Irene Bizot of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Isabelle Vernus of the Archives Nationales in Paris, Ely Maurer of the State Department, Cynthia Walsh at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and the staff of the Archives of American Art in Washington.

44 Goering, always scrupulous about appearances, paid the Nationalgalerie RM 165,000 for its purged work, a bargain since, according to Rave, Daubigny’s Garden alone was worth more than RM 250,000. Hungry for foreign currency, other Nazi leaders also secretly cashed in on this bonanza, but their dealings were only a drop in the bucket. ” The fate of the remaining works awaited the Führer’s orders. Hitler had seen the deposits for himself in January. In June he signed a law freeing the government from all claims for compensation for the “safeguarded” works, one of the first official uses of the euphemism which was to become an international watchword in the next decade.

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