Mine-clearing by hand near Vitez, Bosnia, 1994

Jonathan Wade

Mine-clearing by hand near Vitez, Bosnia, 1994
2 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 16cm

Mine-clearing by hand near Vitez, Bosnia, 1994.

Oil on board by Jonathan Wade, 1997.

In 1994 the artist, Jonathan Wade, a former officer of The Royal Highland Fusiliers, visited Bosnia to paint military subjects, sometimes basing his work on photographs. The unit depicted here is 49 Squadron, Royal Engineers, from 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), engaged in the highly dangerous work of mine clearance. The unit had suffered one fatal casualty prior to Wade's visit.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
85119
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1997-10-141

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