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Holy Island from LNER, 1943

Oil on board by Elizabeth Browning, 1980 (c).

As a young Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) Corporal, the artist met the sergeant of the Gordon Highlanders in Edinburgh and they travelled together by train to York on the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER). The painting depicts them viewing Holy Island from the train corridor. The sergeant was killed the following year, after the D-Day landings in June 1944.

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NAM. 1993-03-222-1


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National Army Museum, Study collection

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