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Erlund Hudson: Artist best known for chronicling the lives of ordinary women in the Second World War
Friday 27 May 2011
Despite her long life Erlund Hudson's career as an artist lasted less than 20 years. Much of her work dates from the Second World War; rejected for war service because of her health, she drove a mobile canteen, taking tea and sandwiches to the Kensington rescue services as they dug out bombing victims. Exhausted from working two or three shifts without a break, she still found time to draw: Kentish women drying herbs in barns for medicines; middle-class ladies in white overalls cutting up sheets for bandages and pyjamas; scenes from the Naafi canteen. After the National Gallery sent its pictures for safety to a disused quarry in Wales, temporary exhibitions, often of living artists, occupied the empty walls. The War Artists Advisory Committee paid Hudson 25 guineas for six of her works to hang in the War Artists' shows; these are now in the collection of the Imperial War Museum.
Wednesday 11 May 2011
Sunday 01 May 2011
Friday 18 March 2011
Sunday 06 February 2011
Thursday 16 December 2010
Prince Charles and Camilla were among the VIPs at the Sun newspaper's Military Awards at the Imperial War Museum.
Friday 10 September 2010
The mangled wreckage of a bombed car salvaged from the streets of Iraq by the Turner Prize-winning artist, Jeremy Deller, was unveiled at the Imperial War Museum in London yesterday.
Tuesday 03 August 2010
Sunday 01 August 2010
It is, depending on your view, a rusting heap of junk, a piece of conceptual art, or a monument to civilians killed or maimed in conflicts around the world.
Friday 11 June 2010
Police were investigating reports that a World War Two shell has been found in central London today.
Saturday 20 March 2010
Sunday 14 March 2010
Wednesday 24 February 2010
To the untrained eye, black Labrador Treo looks like any other happy, healthy dog.
Wednesday 24 February 2010
Sir Laurence Pumphrey: Diplomat decorated for wartime bravery who later served as Ambassador to Pakistan
Thursday 04 February 2010
Laurie Pumphrey, who died at his home in Northumberland on 23 December aged 93, was a star entrant into the diplomatic service in the first post-war reconstruction exam in 1945.
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