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10 Heavy Ack Ack, Zeebug, Malta

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A scene from World War II depicting an Allied Forces anti aircraft battery or 'ack ack' alongside a road in Malta with the towns of Zeebug (aka Zebbug) in the middle distance and Valetta on the other side of the river in the far distance. The scene shows the battery firing on Axis (German and Italian) aircraft with seven soldiers in the foreground operating a rangefinder (on the left) and other tracking equipment, to direct the fire of the two guns in front of them.

Manchester Art Gallery


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    71.5 x 91.8 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift from HM Government, War Artists Advisory Committee, 1947


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