Shared Experience: Art and War
Battle of Arakan, 1943
An incongruous scene of Indian soldiers shown relaxing, one wearing camouflage, with the two parasols. Gross’s diary describes this incident:
a night patrol brought home the parasols of a geisha girl who had been entertaining the Japanese troops that held a nearby village, along with food from the village gardens.
Gross was sent to Burma to illustrate British and Indian commitment to the area.