November 12, 1944 Nijmegen

III. November 12, 1944 - Nijmegen, Holland - The Canadians were task with holding the Nijmegen Salient through the winter of 1944/45. The towering bridge over the Waal River, captured at high cost two months earlier, was a key asset. The “architectural” nature of this movement with its focus on brass and bells (the church carillons of the surrounding villages) is a reflection of one of Colville’s most iconic paintings.