18th July 1944 - Rex Whistler is killed near Caen

Rex Whistler   Self Portrait

On 18th July 1944 Salisbury painter Rex Whistler was killed by a German mortar bomb near Caen in northern France[1].

Footnotes

[1] Rex Whistler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_Whistler

Image

A self portrait by Rex Whistler - http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/search/painted_by/rex-whistler, Public Domain, Link