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ID number ART30086
Title Admiralty House
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Herbert, Harold (Artist)
Place made North Africa: Western Desert, Western Desert (Egypt), Mersa Matruh
Date made 1941
Medium watercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper
Measurement Overall: 22 x 52.8 cm


"The road to the sea-front, Mersa Matruh". Admiralty House on left, a destroyer in the harbour. The destroyer made trips from Tobruch, landing wounded for the Mersa Matruh hospital or for train transport to Alexandria. Sometimes she went through to Alexandria, calling at Mersa Matruh for fuel, or to load stores for Tobruch'.