Saturday, December 7, 2019

A Finale For The War Museum

Coming out of the ramp leading out of Lebreton Gallery, one wall is often used to display a given work of art for awhile. At the moment it is a set of four canvases depicting a single scene. I photographed from right to left. The Roads Of France was painted by C.R.W Nevinson in 1917, and each portion paints a single aspect of the approach to the front lines.


Here it is as a whole.


Across from them stands a recent addition to the Museum's collection, one with a lot of history. Canadian soldiers ended the First World War at Mons, Belgium. In August 1919, two 18 pounder field guns were presented to the citizens of Mons in friendship. It was said that this one was the last Canadian artillery gun to fire before the armistice. As a centennial tribute to the end of the war, Belgium gave this one back to the War Museum. I hope you've found this visit to the War Museum enlightening.


26 comments:

  1. Thank you for the tour. It has been enlightening. The return of the gun is amazing, brings a tear to the eye. The end of a war is felt in the heart even decades later.

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  2. Mons is such a nice city today ! Probably Belgium was happy to get rid of the gun because we don't have war museums here except of old battles like Waterloo ! At least I have never heard of a war museum, people suffered too much from World Wars, they wouldn't go into a museum to see that again !

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  3. Amen!
    Just kidding!
    Thank you for the tour.

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  4. The paintings are incredible. Weaponry has come a long way in the last one hundred years.

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  5. @Maywyn: it is.

    @Gattina: I would like to see Mons.

    @Ella: you're welcome.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Anvilcloud: definitely.

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  6. To imagine to "work" with that... To imagine what the result can be.

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  7. Yes it has been very educational. Thank you for all the detail to the exhibits that you provided.

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  8. ...war seems to be an endless thing.

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  9. happy Saturday!! enjoy it!! hope it is all u do wish for. ( ;

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  10. That old gun is beautiful piece.
    It was a great tour again, William.

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  11. I like the canvases as a serie.

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  12. That is a wonderful work. You have given us a fine tour, William.

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  13. The paintings give some idea of the huge effort that was needed to fight a battle.

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  14. An Amazing Amount Of History

    Cheers

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  15. That is such an interesting painting.

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  16. @Marie: it has.

    @Iris: the noise alone would be deafening.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Tom: it really does.

    @Beth: thank you.

    @Jan: a pleasure to show it.

    @Marleen: so do I.

    @RedPat: thank you.

    @Red: they do indeed.

    @Padre: definitely.

    @Sharon: it really is.

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  17. Thank you for the grand tour and all the information.
    Greatly appreciated, William.

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  18. I do like the series of paintings.
    This has been a good series of posts William, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  19. What a neat series of paintings all in a row like that!!

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  20. Nice series of war paintings and gun machine. Now different types of war are being fought.

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  21. Battles are very different today but the results are still the same.

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  22. Tres enlightening William, lots of facts I wasn't aware of before ✨

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  23. I like the four canvases the roads of France:)

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  24. A very interesting journey into wars and battles. You have been a great tour guide.

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