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In the summer of 1945, the Royal Air Force sent Airman Harry Turner to India. The war in Europe was over and, as a radar technician, he was expecting to be involved in the task of maintaining a chain of GEE navigational radar stations for the war against Japan which ended soon after Harry and his fellow exports reached India. With no war to fight, the troops expected to be sent home quite quickly. But this was not to be.
Harry was sent to various postings in the vicinity of Poona, to Bangalore and to a camp 6,000 feet up in the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu. As he travelled, he continued to add to his collection of sketches and watercolour paintings.
It was not until July 16th 1946 that Harry was given orders to head for Bombay to join demob group 44, a whole year after the formal end of World War II.
This volume contains his accomplished watercolour sketches and a selection of drawings, all made in India, and adds the ink on scraperboard drawings and oil paintings which he created in the decade after his return to England.
Reproductions of watercolour paintings, oil paintings, black-and-white pencil drawings
and ink on scraperboard drawings, 60 pages, 6.625" x 10.25" (168 x 260 mm)
Paperback/perfect binding, published by Farrago & Farrago, 2009
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