Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 9

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Title

Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 9

Description

An Italian seaplane flies over a life raft with six people on board. Two white pieces of cloth are flying from posts. A distress flare has been fired into the sky and is exploding. Two people are sitting, whilst four others are standing and waving, one with a piece of red material in his hand.

Label reads “15”; signed by the author; caption reads “(9) … passò il primo giorno, il secondo cì accorgemmo, che un’altra zattera navigava non lontano da noi, la raggiungemmo. A bordo erano in 25, si cercò di stare uniti, di legare i due natanti, ma ci si accorse del pericolo, che si rompessero le casse d’aria, si rinunciò, fù molto penosa questa seconda giornata, molti feriti della battaglia morirono, di sete, o dissanguati, o uccisi dal sole, e dalla stanchezza. In tutte due le zattere la situazione era tragica…”

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Francesca Campani
Alessandro Pesaro
Helen Durham

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Format

One tempera on paper, pasted on mount board

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PFilliputtiA16010011

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Citation

Angiolino Filiputti, “Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 9,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 16, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/101.

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