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"Bristol Blenheims" by James Gardner, 1941. Pencil and watercolour on board.

Bristol Blenheims

"Bristol Blenheims" by James Gardner, 1941

Catalogue ref: INF 3/850Links to the Catalogue

This ‘rough' by James Gardiner shows Bristol Blenheims conducting a daylight raid on the German power stations at Knapsack and Quadrath near Cologne, 12 August 1941.

Transcription: ROUGH – In blue pastille. The bombing in daylight of the power station at knapsack Germany by the RAF– Directly beneath picture on right hand side Will be turned upright + a spot more colour in bomb bursts On right hand side with line around – artist's comment