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Troops of the Royal West African Frontier Force in the Arakan, Burma, 1944 (c).

Oil on canvas by Captain Hugh Micklem, 1991.

The units depicted represent part of the 81st West African Division 'The Black Tarantulas'. These troops acquired a formidable reputation for their ability to wage war under extremely difficult conditions. The picture depicts infantry and artillery receiving an air drop of supplies. The artist served with the HQ of the 81st Division.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1991-07-138-1

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

http://www.nam.ac.uk/online-collection/detail.php?acc=1991-07-138-1

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