Not titled [French lessons on board ship

Collection ID ART03605.004.003
Collection type Art
Title Not titled [French lessons on board ship
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 19.4 x 26.6 cm
Date made c. 1916
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George
Copyright AWM Licensed copyright

Depicts Sergeant Barrett conducting French lessons with six soldiers on top of the ship's deck. Another soldier's silhouette can bee seen behind the main group holding papers or a book. He is not likely to be participating in the lessons as he's out of the Sergeant's eyeline. The ship's funnel is being used as a blackboard instructing the servicemen on how to ask for bread, salt, milk and beer in French.

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