Not titled [French lessons on board ship]

Accession Number ART03605.004.003
Collection type Art
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 19.4 x 26.6 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil, pen and ink, grey wash and white highlights on paper
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made c. 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item 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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