The Battle of Egypt, 1942: Unloading Casualties from a Hospital Train in the Nile Delta Area

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART LD 2557
Department
Art and Popular Design
Production date
1942
Subject period
Materials
  • Support: paper
  • medium: ink
  • medium: wash
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 374 mm, Width 558 mm
Alternative names
  • object category: drawing
Creator
Category
art

© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2557)

Object description

image: Interior of a tent with casualties lying on stretchers. A train can be seen through the open tent- flap.

Label

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.

History note

War Artists Advisory Committee commission

Inscription

Anthony Gross 1942

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