Amiens Under Attack

Cox & Co (France) Amiens branch, shell damaged, 17 April 1918.

Cox & Co. (France) Amiens branch, shell damaged, 17th April 1918.

This drawing was made as Amiens was being bombarded on 17th April 1918. It shows the severely damaged branch of Cox & Co. (France).

The artist was H. M. Pritchard, a member of staff there. His sketch, hurriedly drawn within minutes of the building being hit, vividly captures the devastation.

Cox & Co. (France) had been established in 1915. Branches were opened at Paris, Rouen, Le Havre, Boulogne, Amiens, and Marseilles.

The company went into voluntary liquidation in 1923.

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