Construction of a Runway at an Aerodrome

Construction of a Runway at an Aerodrome Construction of a Runway at an Aerodrome


Alan Sorrell

Construction of a Runway at an Aerodrome


oil on canvas

66 x 187.9cm

IWM ART LD 5674

The scale, shape, and detail of Sorrell’s painting give some indication of the work required to construct the many runways required to defend Britain and to launch attacks on Germany. The runway dominates the landscape, slicing through and side-lining the old agricultural order. This is clearly the future, the run-down farmhouse part of the past.