Zero. A sixty-five pounder opening fire, Jelil, September 19, 1918

Zero. A sixty-five pounder opening fire, Jelil, September 19, 1918
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Zero. A sixty-five pounder opening fire, Jelil, September 19, 1918

1920 British
POA
Signed/InscribedSigned in ink. The plate signed and dated with both the date of production and the date of the drawing on which it is based. Height209.00 mm
8.23 inches
Width304.00 mm
11.97 inches
The outstanding plate in McBey's second Palestine Set.

The Battle of Megiddo, part of the final advance to Damascus and Aleppo, which would end the war in the Middle East.
One of the guns near Jelil opening fire at the 'zero' hour before dawn, in the surprise bombardment on the morning of 19 September 1918.

McBey served in the army on the Western Front in the First World War until the summer of 1917, when he was appointed an Official War Artist and sent to Egypt in July of that year to cover the Palestine campaign.
Back home after the War, McBey made a series of etchings based on his 'in situ' drawings, which were published as the three Palestine Sets 1919-21.

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