David B. Milne

German Machine Gun Posts in Thélus Cemetery

12 or 13 June 1919
Of a similar scene Milne wrote: "A few hundred yards beyond the Zonnebeke station I came to the German pillbox line ... I laid down my painting outfit beside the road and looked at some of them. These are all about alike - 20 feet long, about 10 feet deep and sticking up about the height of a man or a little more above the ground ... All have water inside and the pools surrounding them are filled with the endless wreckage of war, among it bones and the foul-smelling remains of bodies." Correspondence, 31 July 1919
Title
German Machine Gun Posts in Thélus Cemetery
Date
12 or 13 June 1919
Medium
Drawing
Materials
watercolour over graphite on wove paper
Dimensions
25 x 35.4 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Transfer from the Canadian War Memorials, 1921
Accession number
8457