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"Lieutenant Colonel G.C.T Keyes" by Whitear, 1943. Gouache on board.

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Lieutenant Colonel G.T.C Keyes
 

"Lieutenant Colonel G.C.T Keyes" by Whitear, 1943

Catalogue ref: INF 3/437Links to the Catalogue


To enter the headquarters of the enemy, with the intention of capturing the most senior officer present, takes a certain brand of courage. The attempt to capture Rommel ended in failure but Keyes received the Victoria Cross for his outstanding leadership and courage.

 
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WO 373/19 folio 223
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WO 373/19 folio 224
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"Keyes" WO 373/19 folio 225
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"Keyes" WO 373/19 folio 226
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"Keyes" WO 373/19 folio 227
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"Keyes" WO 373/19 folio 228
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"Keyes" WO 373/19 folio 229