Foot, Victorine (Oral history)

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  • 13516
Production date
  • whole: Duration 60, Number Of Items 2
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  • object name: Oral history
  • object category: IWM interview


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Object description

British civilian artist worked at Naval Camouflage Unit, Leamington Spa, GB, 1941-1945

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REEL 1: Recollections of period with Naval Camouflage Unit, Leamington Spa, GB, 1941-1945: reason for volunteering for camouflage work; interview and move to Leamington Spa, 1941; description of duties as junior technical assistant; staff; experiments with camouflage patterns on ship models in water tank; simulation of weather conditions; daily routine and duties transferring camouflage designs from ship model onto paper and delivery to Admiralty; standardised blue and white design; story of painting HMS Newcastle in Plymouth; discussion of other work as artist and paintings bought by War Office Advisory Committee; memories of bomb damage in Plymouth. REEL 2 Continues: fire-watching duties; discussion of work by various war artists and colleagues; reflections on period of wartime service; recreational activities and social life; story of ship models being removed when ships sunk.

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