Hitler Line

Hitler Line
Charles Comfort
Hitler Line

oil on canvas
101.6 x 121.7cm
CWM 19710261-2203

“One gun created a fantastic sight,” wrote Comfort in his diary, “sticking perpendicularly into the air, like a gigantic pylon memorializing the disasters of war. A direct hit had detonated its magazine, the resulting blast tearing the whole turret from its casemate and tossing it in the air. There it was, a vast, inert steel probe, blindly challenging the heavens.”