At Sea on an LCI (Landing Craft, Infantry)

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  • Art.IWM ART LD 4390
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  • Support: paper
  • medium: Watercolour
  • Support: Height 302 mm, Width 440 mm
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  • object category: drawing

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image: A view of a deck of a ship in a rough sea. Soldiers sit huddled in groups. One sits alone, slumped against a wall looking seasick. A soldier stands in the centre of the deck, leaning to maintain balance while talking to a seated man. On the left side of the deck is a covered wooden lifeboat. A green flag flies above the ship.


In the taped interview, in the series 'Artists in an Age of Conflict', commissioned by the IWM in 1978 (Interviewer: Conway Lloyd-Morgan), Ardizzone described the crossing for the Normandy landings: 'Oh, on the way over, my word that was a beastly crossing, it was very rough. And down below it was hell.'

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commission 1940 (War Office Artist)

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