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Discussion in 'History of Britain during World War II' started by Jim, Sep 19, 2010.

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    Much well merited praise was often bestowed on the fine output of the Army film and Photographic unit and that of the official photographers attached to the other fighting Services. The notable work of the official war artists, however, was much less widely known and appreciated, though it has been regularly displayed at the National Gallery, London, since early 1940 and exhibitions had toured the provinces and the Dominions, as well as South America. Here are a number of outstanding examples reproduced in 1943 and shown in an issue of “The War Illustrated” but an important and distinctive feature of the interesting selection shown here are that several of those included were vivid impressions recorded on the actual scene of battle. Such as the admirable Western Desert subjects executed by the South African artists Geoffrey Long and Philip Bawcombe, and the New Zealander Capt. Peter McIntyre. Portraiture is represented by the vigorous works of Capt. Neville Lewis, another South African, and two British exponents of the art, Harry Morley, R.A. and William Dring.

    Ruby Loftus Screwing A Breech-Ring By Dame Laura Knight R.A.

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    Burnt Out Airoplane By John Armstrong

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    Railway Station, Alamein By Philip Bawcombe

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    25 Pounder Gun And Team In Action On The Alamein Front By J. Berry

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    Job Masego M.M. By Captain Neville Lewis

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    New Zealand Anti-Tank Regiment At Sidi Rezegh By Pete McIntyre

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    Axis Road, Crossroads In The Desert By Geoffrey Long

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    Lt. Commander, M D Wanklyn, V.C. D.S.O. By Harry Morley

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    Convoy To Russia By Charles Pears

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    Coxswain A G Bloggs, B.E.M. By William Dring

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    To Celebrate its fifth year of activity, Britain’s war Artists Advisory Committee placed on view at The National Gallery, London, new oil paintings, water colours and drawings covering every aspect of the war in Europe, from N. Africa, Malta, Sicily and Italy to as far north as Iceland, and ranging from the picturesquely vigorous to the grimly dramatic. Below are selections of striking examples of the work of artists who had contributed to this display. There were eight official artists, appointed by the Committee who were attached to the Armed forces.

    Servicing A Liberator By Charles Cundall A.R.A

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    Parachute Drop By Henry Carr

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    A Pathfinder By J. Berry

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    R.A.F Air Sea Rescue Launches; The Fish Quay Beyond By Stephen Bone

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    Heavy A.A And Valetta In Distance During Raid By Leslie Cole

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    Brigadier De La Bere By Leslie Cole

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    Mines Stored In Melilli Caves, Sicily By John Worsley

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    Woolwich Arsenal, 1943 By Robert Austin

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    Refitting H.M Submarine Shakespeare Sir Muirhead Bone

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    The Sinking Of The Scharnorst

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