Sinking of the SS Galilea. Part 1

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Sinking of the SS Galilea. Part 1

Description

The SS Galilea has been torpedoed on its starboard side. A large explosion has caused flames to engulf the craft and black smoke is billowing upwards. Large waves are evident around the ship. Two other ships are sailing away towards the horizon, one to the left and the other straight ahead.

Label reads “51”; signed by the author; caption reads “28 MARZO 1942. Ore 13.00 sei piroscafi carichi di truppe, scortati da sei caccia lasciano Patrasso, in formazione di fila, poi a fila doppia il mare è mosso pioggia a raffiche. C‘è l’agguato, il sommergibile inglese Proteus lancia i siluri il Galilea da 7000 tonellate è colpito, si tenta di far arenare la nave, ma il mare grosso l’impedi’. Lo scoppio del siluro provoca un’inmenso panico a bordo, buio alpini che corrono sui ponti, la maggior parte hanno i salvagente e le scarpe slacciate. Molti si gettarono in mare dall‘alto della nave, scomparendovi sotto, due sole scialuppe toccarono il mare, sono le 3.50 del 29 Marzo, molti alpini non vollero buttarsi e affondarono con la nave, faceva freddo, molti svenirono… 1”

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IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Francesca Campani
Alessandro Pesaro
Helen Durham

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One tempera on paper, pasted on mount board

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PFilliputtiA16010022

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Citation

Angiolino Filiputti, “Sinking of the SS Galilea. Part 1,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 18, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/112.

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