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"Rugged-looking soldiers descend by parachute" by Leslie Oliphant, Date unknown. Gouache on board.

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Rugged-looking soldiers descend by parachute

"Rugged-looking soldiers descend by parachute" by Leslie Oliphant, Date unknown

Catalogue ref: INF 3/1664Links to the Catalogue


Rugged-looking soldiers descend by parachute over enemy territory, which appears to be jungle. They are wearing an early pattern of jump helmet, which would suggest the piece is from the early part of the war. However they appear to be jumping from Dakota aircraft, which were not in service with the RAF until late 1943.