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Exhibition Theme - Casualties

Tragic landscape

Alex Colville (b. 1920)
Tragic landscape, Alex Colville, Canadian War Museum, 19710261-2126

"I remember the paratrooper lying in a [Deventer] field," recalled Colville in a 1980 interview. "He was about twenty. They [the Germans] would fight right to the very end; they had put up a tremendous fight until they were all killed."

Oil on canvas 61 x 91 cm
Painted in 1945
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art
Canadian War Museum 19710261-2126

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