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Percy John Delf Smith, R.D.I. 1882-1948.

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Royal Marine Artillery Camp. The Evening Before the Battle of Messines. 1918. Drypoint. 6 3/8 x 7 7/8 (sheet 9 1/4 x 10 1/2.) Series: Twelve Drypoints of the War 1914-1918. A rich impression with velvety drypoint burr, printed on cream wove paper. Signed and titled in pencil. $1,750.

The battle was launched on 7 June 1917 with the detonation of 19 underground mines underneath the German mines. For information, please click on The Battle of Messines

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