Vickers gunner

Place Asia: Borneo
Accession Number ART26416
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 33.0 x 85.0 x 28.0 cm
Object type Sculpture
Physical description bronze
Location Main Bld: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 4: RAN
Maker Ewers, Ray
Gregory, E J
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


New Guinea during the Borneo campaigns, a soldier leans back in the Kuni grass to hide from Japanese snipers. His gaunt body pulls back to engage the gun, drawing on all his physical strength. Original plaster cast made in 1944, with the bronze edition cast in 1950.

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