Great War 100 Reads

Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books


Monday Monuments and Memorials – Apple Picking and Land Girls Hoeing, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa

In 1918, the Canadian War Memorials Fund commissioned paintings and sculptures depicting women’s work on the home front as part of its project to document Canada’s participation in the war. Manly Edward MacDonald painted scenes of women working in the fields, including Apple Picking and Land Girls Hoeing. They are now part of the Beaverbrook Collection of War Art at the Canadian War Museum. Continue reading