"Havoc from the Heavens" : the contribution of British air power to the destruction of Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Turkish Forces in 1918 through the eyes of British war artist Lieutenant Sydney Carline RAF

Black, Jonathan [Speaker] (2016) "Havoc from the Heavens" : the contribution of British air power to the destruction of Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Turkish Forces in 1918 through the eyes of British war artist Lieutenant Sydney Carline RAF. In: The First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture Series; 12 Aug 2016, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In a one hour lecture I sought to explore how and why the Royal Air Force made such a contribution to the complete rout of retreating Ottoman forces in Palestine in September 1918 and of Austro-Hungarian Armies in north-eastern Italy in October of the same year. Illustrations for the lecture came in the form of works from the collection of the IWM, London by Lt. Sydney Carline, a trained fighter pilot who had fought in France and in northern Italy and then spent the last 3 months of the British Campaign in Italy as official war artist. Then, between January and April 1919 Carline was again an official artist, this time sketching the battlefields of 1918 Palestine, Lebanon and Syria - where the evidence for the destruction inflicted by the RAF on the retreating Ottoman armies was still starkly evident on the ground.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Event Title: The First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture Series
Organising Body: Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon
Research Area: Art and design
History
History of art, architecture and design
Middle Eastern and African studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture > School of Art & Design History
Depositing User: Jonathan Black
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2016 16:41
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2016 16:41
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/36573

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