1 portrait of Max Newman
by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, May 1939
8 in. x 5 3/4 in. (204 mm x 145 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Maxwell Herman Alexander ('Max') Newman (Neumann) (1897-1984), Mathematician and codebreaker. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- Walter Stoneman (1876-1958), Photographer. Artist associated with 18521 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
Events of 1939back to top
Current affairsBritain goes to war. The German invasion of Poland demonstrated that the policy of appeasement had failed. After refusing to meet Britain's ultimatum to withdraw troops, Britain and France declared war on Germany. The Second World War had begun.
Art and scienceThe Sutton Hoo burial ship is discovered. Apparently following a dream, Mrs Pretty invited the archaeologist Basil Brown to investigate a series of burial mounds on her estate on the banks of the river Deben in Suffolk. The excavation revealed an Anglo-Saxon burial, uncovering the most significant horde of early medieval artefacts found in Britain (now housed at the British Museum).
InternationalThe Second World War begins. Germany's invasion of Poland prompted Britain and France to declare war forming the core of the Allied powers. As part of the Soviet-Nazi Pact, the Soviet Union joined the war on the German side, helping, with Italy, to form the Axis Powers. Poland was soon overpowered and the Baltic Republics and Finland were invaded by the Soviet Union.
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