Crashed plane, Tobruk

Collection ID ART22201
Collection type Art
Title Crashed plane, Tobruk
Measurement framed: 76.4 x 96.3 cm; unframed: 55.8 x 76 cm
Object type Painting
Maker Hele, Ivor
Date made 1941
Copyright AWM copyright

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.

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