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    Sale 5435

    Photographs

    26 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 88

    YEVGENY KHALDEI (1917-1997)

    Planting flag on the Reichstag, 30 April 1945

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    YEVGENY KHALDEI (1917-1997)
    Planting flag on the Reichstag, 30 April 1945
    gelatin silver print, printed later
    signed in pencil on verso
    13½ x 11in. (34.3 x 28cm.)


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    At almost the same time this picture was taken, Hitler committed suicide a few hundred yards away and Germans were still fighting in the lower floors of the Reichstag.

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    Literature

    Moynahan, The Russian Century: A Photojournalistic History of Russia in the Twentieth Century, Random House, 1994, pp.222-23, variant.