Battle of the Somme - Lest We Forget miniature sheet
Lest We Forget miniature sheet first day cover, marking the 90th Anniversary of The Battle of the Somme. The emotive painting is 'The Welsh at Memetz Wood' by Christopher Williams (1873-1934) it portrays the 1916 Charge of the Welsh Division at Mametz Wood, part of the Somme offensive. 'At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them', Victoria Memorial London SW1 postmark 09.11.2006.
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Williams' painting was done so at the request of the Secretary of State for War, David Lloyd George. Williams visited the scene in November 1916 and later made studies from a soldier supplied for the purpose.
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