Category: ypres

A soldier stood in the ruins of Ypres, Belgium…

A soldier stood in the ruins of Ypres, Belgium. Sometime during WW1.

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Australian Soldier Posing With A Captured Germ…

Australian Soldier Posing With A Captured German “M.16 Flammenwerfer”. This photo was Taken Near Ypres, September 1917.

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The Second Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May…

The Second Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915 – Richard Jack

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The Second Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915

War artist Richard Jack portrays the Canadian stand during the Second Battle of Ypres, which he did not witness. He painted this enormous work of art, with the canvas 371.5 by 589.0 centimetres, in his London studio. It was the first of almost a thousand works, by over one hundred artists, commissioned by the Canadian War Memorials Fund (CWMF), an organization established by Lord Beaverbrook to document Canada’s war effort. Sir Edmund Walker, who sat on the advisory board to the CWMF, felt that Jack captured the achievements of the Canadians during the battle, but felt the work would not resonate with Canadians, who, he felt, were “not likely to appreciate such realistic treatment of war.” He was wrong and Jack’s painting remains an iconic work from the First World War.

Painted by Richard Jack
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art
CWM 19710261-0161

From: https://www.warmuseum.ca

British sentry near the ruined cathedral in Ypres, 5th September…

British sentry near the ruined cathedral in Ypres, 5th September 1917, during the Battle of Passchendaele.

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