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The Nine Elms, c. 27 June 1919

David B. Milne
Canadian, 1882 - 1953
watercolour over graphite on wove paper
25.3 x 35.2 cm
Transfer from the Canadian War Memorials, 1921
National Gallery of Canada (no. 8456)

"The only trees in all this waste were right in front of me on low ground - the Nine Elms. These were the first objective of part of the Canadian 1st Division on April 9-17 ... The lower ground here was studded with gunpits, still camouflaged and with shelters and ammunition dugouts untouched." Correspondence, 24 June 1919

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