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Wreckage on beach near Newhaven, England

Michael Forster (1907-2002)
Wreckage on beach near Newhaven, England, Michael Forster, Canadian War Museum, 19710261-6171

Newhaven, a ferry port on the south coast of England, played its part during the war. Small craft sailed from here during the invasion of Normandy. Here, Forster depicts some of the inevitable consequences of the invasion. In this somewhat gloomy painting, the dark and broken vessels are silhouetted against the lighter colours of the beach.

Watercolour and gouache on paper 32 x 49.7 cm
Painted in 1945
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art
Canadian War Museum 19710261-6171

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