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Two American consular staff members hang an American flag from the roof of the embassy in Warsaw in anticipation of the arrival of German troops into the capital.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 64463

Two American consular staff members hang an American flag from the roof of the embassy in Warsaw in anticipation of the arrival of German troops into the capital.

Photographer Julien Bryan describes the scene: "On September 12 [1939] word came over the radio that the German army was entering the city. Out came all the available American flags. The largest - ten by fifteen feet - was carried to the roof. The other flags we suspended in front of the embassy and also at the rear, believing the German troops might approach from that direction. Finally we placed one small flag over the dugout in the garden. But the Germans did not come that day, nor did they come while we were in Warsaw." [Source: Bryan, Julien. "Warsaw 1939 Siege; 1959 Warsaw Revisited. Warsaw, Polonia, 1959, p. 31.]

Photographer
Julien Bryan
Date
September 1939
Variant Locale
Warszawa
Varshava
Warschau
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Record last modified: 2009-03-31 00:00:00
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