Crashed plane, Tobruk

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Accession Number ART22201
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 76.4 x 96.3 cm; unframed: 55.8 x 76 cm Weight: 12kg (Framed)
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Hele, Ivor
Place made North Africa: Libya, Cyrenaica, Tobruk Area, Tobruk
Date made 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Depicts the wreckage resulting from a crash of a Bristol Blenheim aircraft, flown by the Royal Air Force during the North Africa campaign, into a building at Tobruk, Libya. Aircraft and building are almost indistinguishable; piles of brick and roofing blur with mangled metal.