From our 'War Picture of the Week' Archive
Poppies in a trench near the Somme
(Painting by Mary Riter Hamilton)
Shortly after the war Mary Riter Hamilton, a Canadian painter, 46 years old, went to the former Western Front and started painting.
For three years she lived and worked alone in a tin hut, amid Chinese workers clearing the front of war debris. She made 300 paintings. We show a selection.
In the western world poppies have become synonym with remembrance. We have some articles with disturbing thoughts on this subject:
Reasons for Remembrance, written by Merrick Godhaven (and accompagnied by The Great War, written and sung by Philip Jeays).
Endorsing propaganda - a letter to an university paper, written by Prof. Michael P. Carroll (University of Western Ontario, Canada).
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