Item 2017-027-155 - Ernie and Leslie Underwood with anti-aircraft gun

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Ernie and Leslie Underwood with anti-aircraft gun


  • 1941 (Creation)

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Photograph, B and W Print, 16 x 21 cm.

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Donated in 2017.

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Photographer: Graphic Photo Union, 200 Gray's Inn Road, London.
Location: Undetermined.

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Published in Victoria Daily Times, 15 September 1941. Title: "Victoria Brothers Envy of Canadian Troops". Title in another news clipping from unidentified publication: "Canadian Brothers Proud of Potting Nazi 'Egg-Layer'". Caption: "These boys are the envy of the Canadian soldiers in England. Through force of circumstances, most of the others haven't yet been in contact with the Nazis, but the members of this anti-aircraft crew in training in England has shot down a German plane, and are they happy! These two are brothers, E. A. Underwood (left) and L. H. Underwood, who were landscape gardener and sawmill worker, respectively, in Victoria, before they joined the army. They are sons of Major and Mrs. E. B. Underwood, 400 Gorge Road West."

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Published in Sunday Graphic, No. 1,379, 7 September 1941 with caption: "The gun layers are brothers. E.A. Underwood (left) was formerly a landscape gardener, and brother "L" once worked in a saw mill." Notation on news clipping: "The Two BigShot".

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Bofor gun.

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