Laconia incident. Part 7

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Title

Laconia incident. Part 7

Description

Six naked figures are on two makeshift rafts floating in rough seas, surrounded by sharks. Two figures holding sticks are trying to scare the sharks away. Three of the figures are pointing to their left and shouting. Men are also in the water surrounded by sharks. A pair of legs can be seen in a shark’s mouth. One figure is holding a knife in his right hand ready to defend himself.

Label reads “70”; signed by the author; caption reads “(7) … L’alba ci diede un’esatta immagine dell’immane tragedia, attorno a noi, a perdita d’occhio, nessun segno di vita solo il mare era disseminato di centinaia di cadaveri, tenuti a galla dai salvagente, testa ripiegata in avanti sommersa dall’acqua. Fummo circondati dai pescicani, stavano straziando i corpi dei nostri morti, uno mi sfiorò una gamba, aveva in bocca un’atroce pasto. Un’italiano certamente impazzito, a cavalcioni di un lungo palo, sospinto dalla corrente, solcava l’Oceano nostante i nostri gesti di salute, e di richiamo. Imperterrito senza profferire parola, egli si allontanò come una statua sul mare…”

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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PFilliputtiA16010034

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Citation

Angiolino Filiputti, “Laconia incident. Part 7,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 21, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/124.

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