© The artist (Art.IWM ART 17102)
previous
next
  • Use this image under fair dealing.

    All Rights Reserved except for Fair Dealing exceptions otherwise permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.

    If you are interested in the full range of licenses available for this material, please contact one of our collections sales and licensing teams.

  • Use this image under fair dealing.

    All Rights Reserved except for Fair Dealing exceptions otherwise permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.

    If you are interested in the full range of licenses available for this material, please contact one of our collections sales and licensing teams.

Object details

Category
art
Related period
1990 to the present day (production)
Creator
Judah, Gerry
Production date
2005
Place made
Great Britain
Materials

Rod: brass

Support: canvas

Wire: nylon

Board: foam

medium: acrylic gesso

Dimensions

Support: Depth 300 mm, Height 2800 mm, Width 1900 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM ART 17102

Related content

As well as working in a factory and being a member of the Air Training Corps, 19 year old George Metcalfe also spends time as a fire watcher. He is on duty once every ten days, and can be seen here in tin hat and 'Fire Guard' brassard patrolling his 'beat' around Norwood, London.
The Blitz
How Britain Prepared For Air Raids In The Second World War
During the late 1930s, the British government began to prepare the civilian population for war. The Air Raid Wardens Service was set up in 1937. Wardens were responsible for reporting incidents, reassuring the public and providing Air Raid Precautions (ARP) advice. 
Remains of the 600-year-old St Michael's Cathedral two days after the devastating air raid on Coventry on 14-15 November 1940
© IWM (H 5603)
Second World War
The Blitz Around Britain
The 'Blitz' – from the German term Blitzkrieg ('lightning war') – was the sustained campaign of aerial bombing attacks on British towns and cities carried out by the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) from September 1940 until May 1941.
Air raid damage: Liverpool.
The Blitz
The Liverpool Blitz
Liverpool experienced its first air raid in August 1940 and was targeted regularly through the autumn of 1940 with 15 raids in September and nine in October. The first major raid came on 28 November when it was hit by 350 tons of high explosive bombs, 30 land mines and 3,000 incendiaries.