At the Village of La Plein: There was constant watch for snipers hidden in the village, 1944

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  • Art.IWM ART LD 4197
Art and Popular Design
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  • Support: paper
  • medium: Watercolour
  • Support: Height 560 mm, Width 781 mm
  • Mount: Height 766 mm, Width 985 mm
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  • object category: drawing

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image: two British paratroopers stand behind a large stone wall in the French village of La Plein, looking towards a burning building that is under British attack. The man to the left looks through a small loophole in the wall, the man to the right lies on a small pile of rubble that has been created by a section of wall being knocked down. A tree stands in the left foreground.

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War Artists Advisory Committee commission


Albert Richards

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