Catherine Jones

A series of twenty-one life size oil on linen portraits of World War Two veterans. The Canadian, German and British men are depicted without identification or military insignia allowing the humanity in their venerable faces to transcend the geopolitics of war. Remarkably, although once mortal enemies, these men have sat down to raise a glass of cheer together.

The series was initially exhibited in Ortona, Italy the scene of the vicious battle fought over Christmas 1943 which was also the site of the legendary Dinner of Reconciliation in 1998.

In 2004, the entire series was unveiled in the Senate of Canada.

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- Senate of Canada, November 5th, 2004

- Senate Statement, November 5th, 2004

- Ceremony of Remembrance, Senate of Canada, November 5th, 2004

- Legislative Assembly, Edmonton, Alberta, July 18th, 2005

- Legislative Assembly, Regina, Saskatchewan , August 9th, 2005

- Legislative Assembly, Toronto, Ontario, August 29th, 2005

- Hall of Valour, Carleton Place, Ontario, September 20th, 2005

- Province House, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 12th, 2005

- Confederation Building, St. John's, Newfoundland, November 1st, 2005 main page