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HMS 'Dido' was one of the ships sent to evacuate Allied troops after the fall of Crete. German bombers attacked the fleet and one bomb exploded in her canteen amongst the evacuated soldiers. This caused a fire which threatened the ship. Ordered by his Captain to flood the canteen, a midshipman could not bring himself to give the command. A wounded sergeant in the canteen told him to relay the order.
oil on canvas
52.5 x 77 cm
gift from the artist, 1954
The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Balhousie Castle Hay Street, Perth, Perth and Kinross PH1 5HR ScotlandView venue
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