Night Air Raid

Night Air Raid
Charles Comfort
Night Air Raid

watercolour on paper
36.6 x 53.8cm
CWM 19710261-2238

On the back of the painting Comfort noted:

This raid occurred at 0345 hrs 22 May 44. We were awakened by the intensely heavy ack ack fire to find the area lit by magnesium parachute flares, and crossed and arched by thousands of Oerlikon Tracer bullets. The bombing occurred forward of Div. H.Q., but we stayed respectfully in our slit trenches until it was over.