The Battle of Egypt, 1942: Unloading Casualties from a Hospital Train in the Nile Delta Area
- Catalogue number
- Art.IWM ART LD 2557
- Art and Popular Design
- Production date
- Subject period
- Support: paper
- medium: ink
- medium: wash
- Support: Height 374 mm, Width 558 mm
- Alternative names
- object category: drawing
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image: Interior of a tent with casualties lying on stretchers. A train can be seen through the open tent- flap.
At the end of June 1942, Gross returned to Cairo. He was sent to Khartoum, where he joined up with a hospital train. During his journey, he recorded the wounded at Advance Dressing Stations across the desert. He completed a series of thirty-nine drawings entitled 'The Battle of Egypt', which covered Advance Dressing Stations, ambulance trains, British, Indian and New Zealand Infantry and the Royal Air Force.
War Artists Advisory Committee commission
Anthony Gross 1942