Submariners trapped at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Part 1



Submariners trapped at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Part 1


A depth charge is exploding near a submarine while the bow of a Royal Navy warship is visible above the water. Three black and white photographs have been pasted onto the painting, depicting submariners in various poses. Some are looking up; one is counting on his fingers.

Label reads “77”; signed by the author; caption reads “GLI ULTIMI TRE SECONDI. Il marinaio che ha scattato queste fotografie sapeva che a lui ed hai suoi compagni restavano solo 3 secondi per vivere. Siamo nel Mar Baltico nel 1943, il sommergibile Tedesco è stato intrappolato, da un incrociatore inglese, sul sommergibile stanno ora scendendo inesorabili le bombe di profondita. Il sommergibile danneggiato non può muoversi, ed attende l’esplosione finale. Ma “.

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One tempera on paper, pasted on mount board


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Angiolino Filiputti, “Submariners trapped at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Part 1,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 24, 2023,

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