Among the Anti-aircraft Bursts at 20,000 feet above the Alps: A British Air Squadron crossing the Anglo-Austrian line along the River Piave, Italy, 1918

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  • Art.IWM ART 2677
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  • Support: canvas
  • medium: oil
  • Support: Height 762 mm, Width 914 mm
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  • object category: painting

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image: An aerial view of the snow-capped Italian Alps with the River Piave below. A squadron of six British aircraft, fly away from the viewer into small puffs of anti-aircraft flak (archies). Four more aircraft fly from right to left along the course of the river at a lower altitude in the lower part of the composition. Villages and roads can be seen in the valley below. The mountain peaks stretch on into the horizon.

History note

Imperial War Museum RAF Section Commission


Sydney W. Carline 1918.

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