Death of Richthofen

Anyone visiting the Great War cemetery of Heilly in the valley of the Ancre is standing on the site of a casualty clearing station which was swamped with wounded troops evacuated from the Somme battlefield on July 1 1916. It is, like so many of these war grave sites, peaceful and melancholy. On the high spur between here and the Somme valley, glowers a prominent chimney rising above low buildings. This is the brickworks of St. Colette and near it, on 21st April 1918, Baron Manfred von Richthofen was shot down into a nearby field and killed. His dying word, heard by troops who had run across the field to the site of his crashed aircraft was simply, “Kaput”… In the last photograph taken of Ri

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Press Release: Resident in Newcastle Emlyn for fifteen years, Glenn left a career as a Scenic Artist for film and television [several years with BBC]. This work had provided opportunities for him to practice trompe-l’oeil techniques and visual trickery on an industrial scale. The methods he employed and the visuals he was responsible for creating there have continued to nurture his own subsequent artwork. “For more than thirty years, the focus of my art has been the human figure, painted in a representational idiom built upon an accumulation of particular details.This approach extends to commissioned portraiture; but any prospective client seeking flattery is recommended to look elsewhere.

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