Laconia incident. Part 8

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Laconia incident. Part 8

Description

A lifeboat from the Laconia floats on rough seas with eleven figures on board, among them two Polish soldiers. The soldier on the left is standing over the others in the boat. He has a pistol in his right hand and is pointing it at the occupants of the boat. The soldier on the right has used an axe to hack off the right hand of an Italian survivor trying to clamber into the lifeboat. Blood is spurting out of the wound and the man is screaming in pain. A third man in the bow of the lifeboat is wielding a club.

Label reads “53”; signed by the author. Caption reads “(8)… fummo salvati dall’affondatore del Lakonia, l’UI56 e vi rimanemmo 3 giorni. Al 2o giorno incontrammo una scialuppa, carica di inglesi, il comandante del sommergibile cui fummo trasbordati,.. chiamò a bordo un soldato italiano, che le [sic] fece questo agghiacciante racconto: durante la notte del 12 due italiani, a bordo di una scialuppa inglese, si erano mescolati a loro senza che ne se accorgessero, scoperti, i due erano di troppo per i viveri di bordo, si era deciso di tenerne uno solo, l’altro doveva essere lasciato in mare. Ma questi non voleva sganciarsi dalla scialuppa, e si aggrappava ai bordi con la forza della diperazione. I 2 soldati polacchi con una scure gli recisero le mani. Il comandante del sottomarino, fatto sgomberare il ponte da tutti noi, rimase solo con i due polacchi, uccidendoli…”

Publisher

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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Citation

Angiolino Filiputti, “Laconia incident. Part 8,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/125.

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