The Battle of Egypt, 1942: Casualties : 'The Overflow'

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART LD 2728
Department
Art and Popular Design
Production date
1942
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Materials
  • medium: ink
  • medium: wash
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 355 mm, Width 552 mm
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  • object category: drawing
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Category
art
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS

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Object description

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.

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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.

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War Artists Advisory Committee commission

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Anthony gross 1942

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