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One of the old platoon Theme: Patriotic Duty

Artist: Will DYSON
Birth/Death: 1880–1938

Title: One of the old platoon

Credit Line: Gift of the Australian War Memorial 1989

Will Dyson made hundreds of drawings showing the day-to-day hardships and deprivations on the Western Front, and the 'heroism of endurance' of the Australian soldiers. It was Dyson's genius that in his drawings he was able to express his profound admiration and sympathy for the men without in any way glorifying the war itself.

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