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Night air raid

Charles Comfort (1900-1994)
Night air raid, Charles Comfort, Canadian War Museum, 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."

Watercolour on paper 36.6 x 53.8 cm
Painted in 1944
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art
Canadian War Museum 19710261-2238

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