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Kinmel Park Camp: Dinner Is Served, c. 15 December 1918-17 January 1919

David B. Milne
Canadian, 1882 - 1953
watercolour over graphite on wove paper
27.3 x 45.8 cm
Transfer from the Canadian War Memorials, 1921
National Gallery of Canada (no. 8511)

"You mustn't be squeamish, but this isn't a squeamish bunch nowadays. The meat scraps and potato scraps of one meal are served at the next - as hash or stew, of course ... But nobody kicks ... The whole thing is done in the open and is, I suppose, just as clean and sanitary as any other cooking. Besides, we have had a glimpse of how completely the people here are immersed in the war and have sobered up a little." Correspondence, 6 October 1918


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