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One of the Saint-Éloi Craters, 4 August 1919

David B. Milne
Canadian, 1882 - 1953
watercolour over graphite on wove paper
35.3 x 50.5 cm
Transfer from the Canadian War Memorials, 1921
National Gallery of Canada (no. 8481)

"After crossing the canal the area of heavy fighting and devastated ground was reached, particularly St. Eloi. St. Eloi when I saw it was nothing but a group of large overlapping craters filled with water in a wilderness of war wreckage." Unpublished autobiography, 1947

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