ART30074

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ID number ART30074
Title Bombardment of Damour
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Herbert, Harold (Artist)
Place made Syria
Date made 1941
Medium watercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper
Measurement Overall: 42.6 x 54.4 cm

Description

Bombardment of Damour. Evacuees leaving Damour with their packs and donkeys. Transport has stopped. The town is being shelled by the Navy and allied artillery. Large fires were started. The impression seemed all the more sinister on account of this day of glorious colour and sunshine'. Regarding the place - it is now called Lebanon.