A Day with the Home Guard : Home Guards advancing under a bridge on the river Front

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  • Art.IWM ART LD 1342
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  • Support: paper
  • medium: Watercolour
  • Support: Height 280 mm, Width 232 mm
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  • object category: drawing

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image: A group of home guards sneaking around a corner at the bottom of a flight of steps, holding their rifles with caution. Their leader is kneeling, holding a smoking canister in the air.


In the taped interview, in the series 'Artists in an Age of Conflict', commissioned by the IWM in 1978 (Interviewer: Conway Lloyd-Morgan), Ardizzone, when asked whether his pictures were a fair record of events, replied: 'I think they're a fair record. I think they're very fair. I think the Home Guard are a particularly fair record.'

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commission 1940 (War Office Artist)



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