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The end of Belgium’s resistance: sleeping on their gun caissons, troops retreat toward the Channel, shortly before King Leopold surrendered to the Germans, May 1940
Vintage gelatin silver print on paper
5 15/16 x 8 1/2 in. (15.08 x 21.59 cm)

Creation Place: Europe
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.225

Here is the end of the road for Belgium’s resistance to invasion. Sleeping on their gun caissons, gallant troops are retreating toward the Channel, shortly before their commander, King Leopold, surrendered to the Germans. Time will tell whether his act was prophetic of the fate of all Europe’s little nations.

Sheet: 7 1/8 x 9

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