saying goodbye

“Saying Goodbye”

...My Grandfather joined the army when he was seventeen and a half years old.
In 1916 he went to France and took part in the Battle of the Somme with the Tyneside Scottish part of the Northumberland Fusiliers when they fought for Albert Ridge. He only ever once spoke to me about his time in the war when he volunteered for a particular mission and then never mentioned anything about the war again. He must have witnessed some horrendous sights. How he coped afterwards I’ll never know, though he lived to a good old age…
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51 x 41 cm
oil on board
5 Years ago

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gary smith

oil paintings, fine art prints


190 works in paintingmixed media

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Durham United Kingdom
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