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This painting was painted in 1966 during the Cold War and it shows soldiers mending or arming a missile, in a small forest clearing in West Germany.
We do not know too much about Ivan Stuart Appleton, though he might have served in World War One with the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, then C Battalion, Tank Corps. Whether he continued to serve after the Great War or simply maintained an interest in military subjects is unclear.
oil on canvas
H 70 x W 90 cm (E)
gift from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 2003