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George Edmund Butler, Capture of the walls of Le Quesnoy, 1920

Ref: AAAC 898 NCWA 535

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New Zealand troops’ last major action of the war was the capture of Le Quesnoy in November 1918, a week before the armistice. They scaled ladders set against the ancient walls of the old fortress town capturing the remaining German defenders.

Oil, 1532mm x 1220mm
Western Front

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