Canadians Repairing a Track Under Shell Fire, 1919 by Second Lieutenant Innes Meo
Painted by Innes Meo in 1919. This painting captures vividly the dangerous front line setting in which Canadians laid and repaired railway tracks. British artist Innes Meo had fought at the Somme in France in 1916 and became a prisoner of war in 1918. Painting this canvas for the Canadian War Memorials Fund after the war, he exercised some creativity. Tracks were not usually located this close to the trenches.