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1914-1918   THE WESTERN FRONT

THE SIXTH DAY 

Work of Danie de Jager, this fresco depicts a group of South African soldiers leaving the remnants of the wood, on the 20th July 1916, after a five days fierce fighting.

The following room reminds the life and fighting conditions of the Western Front. Amongst others items, the showcase displays relics of the battle found in the wood and during the building of the Museum.

Search and click on the link placed on the showcase for a description of some of the items displayed.

This panel, by Jo Roos portrays South Africa's participation in various campaigns during the First World War.

Search and click on the link placed on the fresco for a description of some of its elements.
Marrieres Wood Sinking of the Mendi Bailey's Sharpshooters Advance to the Victory batik Victoria Crosses Relics of the battle