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Cleaning boilers on HMNZS Breeze


Heat proved to be one of the toughest challenges for crews in the wartime Pacific. War artist Russell Clarke painted crew members cleaning the boilers on HMNZS Breeze, a similar-sized vessel to the Bird-class ships Moa, Kiwi and Tui.


National Collection of War Art, Archives New Zealand
Reference: AAAC 898 NCWA 34
Artist: Russell Clark
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