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The George Cecil Memorial at Villers-Cotterets by Michael Aidin


[This article first featured in Stand To! No.74 September 2005 pp 35-36. Some additional images have been added]. The memorial (below) to Lieutenant George Cecil by Francois Sicard (1862- 1945) is one of the finest private monuments erected on the Western Front. Situated in the extensive Foret de Retz at Villers Cotterets, about 20 miles from Co…

'Gassed - a visual reportage by Dr Iain Adams'


Gassed- a visual reportage by Dr Iain Adams, Branch Chair This talk was inspired by the painting Gassed by John Singer Sargent and its connection to football in the Great War.  A football match is in progress behind the line of blinded soldiers.    Iain is now the Branch Chair.  He has given us several very good talks in the past and is known to…

Martyn Watkinson - ‘Gassed’ - The Story behind the Painting by John Singer Sargent


Martyn is a new speaker on the circuit and has a particular interest in art and how it shaped people's perceptions of the Great War.In this talk, Martyn will take a detailed look at 'Gassed' painted by John Singer Sargent and which was finished in March 1919 and was voted picture of the year by the Royal Academy of Arts. It is now held by the Imper…