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Airmen in a village pub, Yorkshire

Miller Brittain (1912-1968)
Airmen in a village pub, Yorkshire, Miller Brittain, Canadian War Museum, 19710261-1431

Airmen are depicted off-duty in a British country bar. The airman on the left, resting his head on his arm, is said to be Brittain. The artist, a bomb aimer himself, identified with his comrades' need for relaxation as an antidote to the relentless, stressful, and often distressing experiences of Bomber Command.

Oil and tempera on Masonite 63.6 x 50.9 cm
Painted in 1946
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art
Canadian War Museum 19710261-1431

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