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"Daylight raid by Lancaster bombers" by O'Connell, Post October-1942. Charcoal, ink, pastel, pencil and watercolour on board.

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Daylight raid by Lancaster bombers

"Daylight raid by Lancaster bombers" by O'Connell, Post October-1942

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A war effort poster illustrating the daylight raid by Lancaster bombers on the Schneider armaments factory in Le Creusot (France), carried out on 17 October 1942. Bomber Command claimed a successful attack on the Schneider factory but photographs taken later showed that much of the bombing had fallen short. Although some bombs had fallen into the factory, damage there was not extensive, and most bombs had struck the workers' housing estate nearby.