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About This Print

April 1945 and young Volksgrenadiers march out of Berlin in a last futile attempt to stop the approaching Red Army. The majority of these few remaining soldiers, mainly poorly trained boys or old men, were never seen again. The fearful last glance over their shoulder betrays the realisation that they will probably never return. Between 1939 and 1945, Germany paid a high price for waging aggressive war on her neighbours. To be a male in your early twenties during this period bestowed a bleak fate: it has been estimated that of German men born in 1923 only 30 lived past the age of 22. In the immediate decade after the war there was a shortage of men in Germany with 126 women for every 100 men even in 1960.

Size: 24 x 18 in. 660 x 457 mm

Medium: oil on board

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