Canada and the First World War

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Canadian Sentry
A Canadian soldier stands sentry in a trench, watching No Man's Land for signs of enemy movement. For exhausted soldiers, the two-hour nighttime shifts felt much longer, especially with the ever-present threat of enemy raids.

Canadian Sentry, Moonlight, Neuville-Vitasse
Painted by Lieutenant Alfred Theodore Joseph Bastien
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art
CWM 19710261-0058