Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Menin Road (lest we forget)

Today is the day to remember the end of the misnamed Great War (1914-1918), which took the lives of 41 million people. No-one captured the madness of trench warfare better than Paul Nash (1889-1946), who witnessed the carnage of war first hand as an army officer, and later as Britain's official war artist. One of his best paintings is The Menin Road from 1918.

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