Swordfish Attacking Italian Fleet, Valona, Albania, 1941

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Italy declared war on Greece on 28 October 1940. To assist the Greek forces against the threat, part of 815 Squadron of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm was based in the country for a short period early in 1940, specifically to attack Italian shipping. On a number of occasions, they raided the Albanian port of Valona, which the Italians used as a harbour on the eastern side of the Adriatic.

Fleet Air Arm Museum



Swordfish Attacking Italian Fleet, Valona, Albania, 1941




oil on canvas


H 49.5 x W 59.5 cm

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gift from M. V. G. Gauntlett, 1980

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