The Battle of Egypt, 1942: Casualties : 'The Overflow'
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- Art.IWM ART LD 2728
- Art and Popular Design
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- medium: ink
- medium: wash
- Support: Height 355 mm, Width 552 mm
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- object category: drawing
- IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS
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image: A tarpaulin sheet is attached to a military truck to provide sufficient shade in the desert for a group of wounded officers resting beneath. In the background are more military vehicles and an officer being stretchered by two medical staff.
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
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