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I scorn the goose-step of their massed attack
And fight with my guitar slung on my back,
Against a regiment I oppose a brain
And a dark horse against an armoured train.

For #ThowbackThursday, we remember Lieutenant Alex Colville who recorded what he saw with @3CdnDiv during #WWII.
@3CdnDiv Colville was with @3CdnDiv when they relieved @82ndABNDiv during #OperationMarketGarden at Nijmegen.
@3CdnDiv @82ndABNDiv @101stAASLTDIV @USArmy @CanWarMuseum @usembthehague @NLinCanada @NLintheUSA @WWIIMemorial @WWIImuseum "...it was a question of persistence, of walking in the rain and the melting snow and the cold and the constant element of danger...Particularly admirable in the infantry, and characteristic of the war which wasn’t melodramatic so much, as it was dogged persistence."
@3CdnDiv @82ndABNDiv @101stAASLTDIV @USArmy @CanWarMuseum @usembthehague @NLinCanada @NLintheUSA @WWIIMemorial @WWIImuseum @agotoronto He captured the scenes at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp when it was liberated.

It haunted him for the rest of his life.

Remembering takes a toll.
Remembering is important.

#RememberThem #Holocaust
@3CdnDiv @82ndABNDiv @101stAASLTDIV @USArmy @CanWarMuseum @usembthehague @NLinCanada @NLintheUSA @WWIIMemorial @WWIImuseum @agotoronto @HolocaustMuseum @AuschwitzMuseum @HolocaustUK @HolocaustCentUK @HMD_UK @yadvashem @belsenmemorial @I_W_M “I felt my job was to simply report. I tried very hard to do the best stuff I could do as a war artist. I thought at least because no one was shooting at me, I could try and do reasonably good work.”
@artcaninstitute @NatGalleryCan @agotoronto @CanWarMuseum @TheAGH @Canada @CdnHeritage @3CdnDiv This excerpt from Roy Campell's poem "Dedication to Mary Campbell" inspired Colville's "Horse and Train."
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