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Near View of Vimy Ridge, 15-25 June 1919

David B. Milne
Canadian, 1882 - 1953
watercolour over graphite on wove paper
25.1 x 35.4 cm
Transfer from the Canadian War Memorials, 1921
National Gallery of Canada (no. 8460)

"After the capture of Vimy Ridge the country to this depth had been fortified, criss-crossed and honey-combed with dugouts and trenches and belts of barbed wire, blue trench lines and brown lines and green lines, almost as many lines as there are colours for, and between the lines and barriers of wire, innumerable switch lines and connecting trenches." Unpublished autobiography, 1947


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