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Gun emplacements, Farbus Wood, Vimy Ridge, 1919.
Taking the Ridge proved what Canadians could achieve on the battlefield when they fought as a unit for a common cause. Anglophone, Francophone, Black, First Nations, Métis and Asian soldiers: the victors of Vimy fought and died as Canadians. Mary Riter Hamilton visited the battlefields of the Great War between 1919-1922 under the auspices of the War Amputations of Canada. Her canvasses often juxtapose renewal with the ruin of war.
Library and Archives Canada
Mary Riter Hamilton Collection 1988-180-147
Artist: Mary Riter Hamilton (1873-1954)
Oil on wove paper
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