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© The Estate of Anthony Gross, 2012. Purchased, 1967. Museums Sheffield
Spitfire Crews Before Alamein
Date Made/Found: 1942
Artist: Anthony Gross , British, 1905 - 1984
Material and Medium: pen and wash and watercolour on paper
Dimensions: Mount: 539 x 723mm Sight size: 365 x 560mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.3310
During the Second World War Anthony Gross travelled a great deal around the Middle East. In Egypt, Gross recorded the ground crew resting and waiting for the imminent battle of Alamein, which took place on Friday 23 October 1942. The battle for the Western Desert was one of the key turning points in the Second World War. In the distance there are Spitfires on the airstrip; 530 planes were involved in the battle.
Display Location: In Store
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