Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 2

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Title

Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 2

Description

A fire is raging on the deck of the Espero. Explosions send large amounts of water shooting up into the sky. A second vessel, engulfed in flames and smoke, is visible in the background.

Label reads “8”; signed by the author; caption reads “(2) … S’udi [sic] il comando “ai posti di combattimento” gli inglesi vomitavano un fuoco intenso e preciso, l’Espero rispose tirando a diciottomila d’alzo, un tiro audace di sfida. I colpi si infittivano a dritta, e a mancina del caccia, a prora e a poppa. Un colpo arrivò sul deposito di munizioni a poppa, trà fumo e fiamme si videro balzare fuori i marina ustionati, un grido di allarme “si imbarca acqua”, i cannonieri dell‘Espero continuarono ad abbassare l’alzo nel tiro.
Quattrordicimila metri, tredicimila metri, diecimila, ottomila, un‘altro colpo giunse, e con immenso fragore, fece scoppiare una caldaia. La nave ormai era sbandata: vibrava, fumava, dava gli ultimi aneliti di disperazione…”

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Francesca Campani
Alessandro Pesaro
Helen Durham

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Format

One tempera on paper, pasted on mount board

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PFilliputtiA16010004

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Citation

Angiolino Filiputti, “Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 2,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 16, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/94.

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