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Threshing Party by Nicolas Trudgian.


Threshing Party by Nicolas Trudgian.

Farmworkers peacefully threshing the harvest in Kent, south-east England, during the long hot summer of 1940, unaware of approaching enemy raiders. For these country folk the war could be a thousand miles away.
Item Code : DHM2681Threshing Party by Nicolas Trudgian. - This Edition
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Paper size 29 inches x 16 inches (74cm x 41cm)Artist : Nicolas TrudgianHalf
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