Object details

Related period
Second World War (production), Second World War (content)
Souter, Robert L
Production date

Support: paper

medium: pencil


Support: Height 177 mm, Width 253 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM ART LD 5993 44
Part of
Sixty three Sketches of Life in a London Scottish Territorial Battalion : 56th (London) Division, Eighth army

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