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ID number ART26247
Title East meets west (First British convoy en route to Berlin)
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Colahan, Colin (Artist)
Place made Germany
Date made 1945
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement image: 60 cm x 80 cm
On display Main building: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 4


An extensive convoy a of British military trucks and tanks stretches from the right hand corner to the horizon line at the centre left of the composition. As the military convoy is proceeding one way, a convoy of villagers evacuating proceeds in the opposite direction by horse and cart laden with belongings. A village containing a church steeple is visible in the distance and to the right of the composition.