Art exhibition reflects a changing environment and the military’s evolving role

A new exhibition of works by artists “commissioned” by the Defence Department reflects Canada’s changing environment and the evolving roles of the country’s military in the wake of an intense 13 years fighting a war in Afghanistan. Six civilian artists made up the eighth group to participate in the non-paying Canadian Forces Artists Program...
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    Early in the First World War, the Allies used trench raids to keep the Germans nervous, the constant harassment eating away at their morale, while keeping their own troops sharp between battles. The Canadian Corps had learned a lot since their first raid in 1915,...
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