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This painting depicts the capture of F/O Barry Davidson on a French beach between Calais and Dunquerque on 6 July, 1940 after his Blenheim IV had been hit by flak. It was the beginning of over five years of captivity for F/O Davidson and his crew. The painting honours all Canadian aircrew who became Prisoners of War. Barry Davidson Jr. and other members of the Davidson family unveiled the painting on 12 August, 2000.




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