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Arrival of HMS 'Dido'

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Black Watch Castle & Museum

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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.

The Black Watch Castle & Museum

Perth

  • Date

    1954

  • Medium

    oil on canvas 

  • Measurements

    52.5 x 77 cm

  • Accession number

    A2487

  • Acquisition method

    gift from the artist, 1954

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Balhousie Castle Hay Street, Perth, Perth and Kinross PH1 5HR Scotland

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