Wings for Victory: Lancaster bomber in Trafalger Square

Wings for Victory (water colour 13″ x 11″)

In 1943 a Wings for Victory week was held, raising funds for building aircraft.  A Lancaster bomber was exhibited in front of the National Gallery.

During the opening ceremony for the week, 1300 carrier pigeons were released, bearing messages to the 1300 fund-raising committees.   Car captured the moment in this water colour.

There is a Pathé New Reel of the event and the pigeons here.


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