The Last Message

Illustrated London News LTD

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    • This illustration by Fortunino Matania first appeared in November 1917 in the British newspaper The Sphere. It depicts a very sad exchange between two soldiers, you can see this kind of scene in many stories about wars, especially in films.

      Things to think about...
      What do you think is happening in this picture?
      What emotional effect is the artist trying to achieve?
      Do you think that scenes like this would have been commonplace?
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