Literature: Deeds That Thrill The Empire, Hutchinson, London 1915, p. 71.
gouache was produced for Deeds That Thrill the Empire: True Stories of
the Most Glorious Acts of Heroism of the Empire’s Soldiers and Sailors
During the GreatWar, which was published by Hutchinson in instalments
throughout the FirstWorldWar . It shows a land plane directing the fire
of HMS Mersey and Severn on the German Cruiser SMS Konigsberg in the
Rufigi Delta in July 1915.
SMS Konigsberg was reduced to a wreck during this battle.
Arthur JamesWeatherall Burgess RI was appointed Official Naval Artist for the Commonwealth of Australia in 1918.