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SIGNED, INSCRIBED 'BRITANSKA BRIGADA CAMP NEMILA YUGOSLAVIA (BOSNIA VALLEY) AND DATED 'DRAWN AUG 22 1947'
PEN INK AND MONOCHROME WATERCOLOUR
9 3/4 X 13 1/2 INCHES
In 1947, Paul Hogarth organised a party of four artists, including Ronald Searle, Laurence Scarfe and Percy Horton, and went with them to Yugoslavia. There they recorded the construction of a 'youth railway' being built in East Bosnia by international student volunteers including the future historians, Edward Palmer Thompson and his wife Dorothy.