Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 12

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Title

Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 12

Description

A raft has fourteen people on board. Some are wearing white caps and two are wearing red life jackets around their necks. Several of the occupants of the raft are injured. Sharks are circling the raft.

Label reads “18”; signed by the author; caption reads “(12) …cambiò il vento, e la zattera scarocciava s’allontanava inesorablimente dalla terra. Spuntò l’alba, e in mezzo al mare, quella terra che per un momento era apparsa come un miraggio di salvezza, non si vedeva piu. Ci trovammo ancora una volta soli sotto l’inclemente volta del cielo, sospesi sull‘abisso del mare; ma ecco che sul mare, appare un punto nero, remando lo raggiungemmo, era una scialuppa abbandonata, 14 remi giacciono legati agli scalmi, c’è una gaffa di attacco, un‘asta di bandiera, un’ancorotto, un fanale a candela, una bussola, un fanale donatta [Donath] da segnalazione, una pistola very, con 30 fuochi, 5 elmetti d’acciaio francesi, 3 impermeabili e nelle tasche, fiammiferi, guanti, sciarpe e passamontagna. E quttro barilotti, di 50 litri ciascuno, pieni d’aqua dolce…”

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Francesca Campani
Alessandro Pesaro
Helen Durham

Rights

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Format

One tempera on paper, pasted on mount board

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PFilliputtiA16010014

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Citation

Angiolino Filiputti, “Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 12,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 23, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/104.

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