The Fatal Salient: letters and paintings of Harold Sandys Williamson
March 19, 2003 10:54 AM   Subscribe

The Fatal Salient. The First World War remembered; the letters and paintings of one of the participants, Harold Sandys Williamson. This and more via The Imperial War Museum's online exhibitions. [more inside]
posted by plep (4 comments total)
Christmas at War.
Together, a look at the WW2 contribution of African, Asian and Caribbean men and women.
The Spanish Civil War: Dreams and Nightmares.
Greenham Common:The Women's Peace Camp, the 19-year anti-nuclear protest.
Mervyn Peake: The War Drawings.
Diary of a War Artist during WW2.

... Much more.
posted by plep at 11:03 AM on March 19, 2003

I browsed through the Fatal Salient over lunch, it was a very moving collection of letters and paintings. It reminds me that regardless of your views on the upcoming war that there are soldiers who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for us.
posted by substrate at 12:53 PM on March 19, 2003

I happened upon these collections a little while ago, looking up Mervyn Peake's work on-line, & was particularly struck by Williamson's art - it seems a shame that his pictures aren't nearly as widely known as, say, Wilfred Owen's war poems.
posted by misteraitch at 11:53 PM on March 19, 2003

Beautiful, melancholy, and compelling post, plep. Thanks.
posted by hama7 at 3:27 AM on March 20, 2003

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