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Title

Robert Klippel and fellow naval officers with naval artillery

1944

Artist

Unknown

Australia

  • Details

    Date
    1944
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    Dimensions
    15.5 x 20.8 cm image; 16.0 x 21.4 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Gift of Andrew Klippel 2017. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC409.1.80
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Unknown

    Works in the collection

    1,094

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  • About

    In 1938 Robert Klippel joined the Armed Forces Reserves. When war broke out the following year he was called up to the Navy. After initial training he was drafted onto the minesweeper HMAS Bombo, based at Storm Bay Hobart. Later Klippel was attached to the DEMS (Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships) and drafted onto a Norwegian tanker which ran between Australia and the Middle East. This photograph may have been taken during that time. Klippel is pictured third from the right.

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • James Gleeson, Robert Klippel, Kensington, 1983, plate 1. illustrated

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