Artist R.W. Parfit: Hun raider dropping a parachute mine in a South Coast harbour, c. 1940

Artist R.W. Parfit: Hun raider dropping a parachute mine in a South Coast harbour, c. 1940

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R.W. Parfit:
Hun raider dropping a parachute mine in a South Coast harbour, c. 1940
(ref: 9649)

Pencil and watercolour on Whatman's watercolour sketching board
9 x 11 3/4 in. (22.8 x 29.8 cm)

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This appears to show a German aeroplane dropping a parachute mine in the entrance to a harbour. The aeroplane has no markings and its shape is very reminiscent of a British aircraft - an Airspeed Oxford. The searchlights have 'coned' the aircraft and there are AA shell bursts above it.

We are grateful to Andrew Cormack for his assistance.