Gunners. Turning Out for an SOS. Battery action at night

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  • Art.IWM ART 1171
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  • Support: paper
  • medium: Watercolour
  • medium: Pencil
  • medium: ink
  • Support: Height 323 mm, Width 319 mm
  • Mount: Height 532 mm, Width 501 mm
  • Frame: Height 578 mm, Width 548 mm
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  • object category: drawing

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image: a group of gunners of the Royal Field Artillery hurriedly emerging from a dugout, still dressing as they run towards a battery firing into the distance. A Sergeant stands to the left of the composition, holding a torch in his hand shining down at the gunners as they leave the dugout. To the right stands a Lewis gun mounted on a wooden post, used for anti-aircraft purposes, and a few artillery shells.

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