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The painting depicts the 4th Battalion The Black Watch at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, which began on 10th March 1915. Although the early stages of the Battle were successful, and Neuve Chapelle itself was secured, the campaign was officially abandoned on 13th March. Of the 40,000 Allied troops that took part during the Battle there were 11,200 (7,000 British, 4,200 Indian) casualties. The Germans lost around the same number.
oil on canvas
60 x 94 cm (E)
presented to the 51 Highland Volunteers by Captain George R. Donald, 1939; gift from 1st Battalion 51 Highland Volunteers, 1986
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