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"British troops in action in the western desert" by Roy Nockolds, 1943. Charcoal and Gouache on board.

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British troops in action in the western desert

"British troops in action in the western desert" by Roy Nockolds, 1943

Catalogue ref: INF 3/822Links to the Catalogue


A picture-postcard style image, depicting British troops in action in the western desert. The image is partially peeled back to see the same place in the peaceful future, as an ideal tourist destination, secured by those who fought for the place against the Nazis. The tourist bus is labelled London – Algiers – Baghdad – Calcutta.

It is not known how this piece of art was used.