The Assault

David Dossett


"The Assault" - The battle of Passchendaele
Over one hundred years ago, between July and November 1917, the fields of Flanders witnessed one of the bloodiest episodes of the First World War. What took place was officially known as the Third Battle of Ypres, but history recalls the horror in one word: Passchendaele. The name, along with the Somme, has come to symbolise the Great War for many.
For me it was an honour and a privilege to have been part of the Paul Gross movie "Passchendaele", a tribute to our Canadian troops who served with valour. During filming, as usual there was a lot of "hurry up and wait", which gave me time to do some sketching and painting.

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