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The Hitler line

Charles Comfort (1900-1994)
The Hitler line, Charles Comfort, Canadian War Museum, 19710261-2203

"One gun created a fantastic sight," wrote Comfort in his diary, "sticking perpendicularly into the air, like a gigantic pylon memorializing the disasters of war. A direct hit had detonated its magazine, the resulting blast tearing the whole turret from its casemate and tossing it in the air. There it was, a vast, inert steel probe, blindly challenging the heavens."

Oil on canvas 101.6 x 121.7 cm
Painted in 1944
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art
Canadian War Museum 19710261-2203

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