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6 August 2021

In February 1945 Ardizzone flew to join the British Army in Germany and recorded the closing months of the war there. His drawings show the devastation of the country and its people, interspersed with jovial scenes of the British troops. Here weary and defeated German soldiers make their way along a tree-lined road. Another incredible drawing – can't you just feel the soldiers' exhaustion and despair and humiliation? Lest we forget indeed.

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