Art: Howitzer

With a few polished phrases, His Grace the Duke of Connaught unveiled at Hyde Park corner a vast squat howitzer of cut stone, London's War memorial to the Royal Artillery. As it loomed above the traffic that sweeps past St. George's Hospital, Britons felt a crinkly shiver along their spines. Four titanic bronze artillerymen give to the composition a gruesome air of stark reality, making the cold stone of the howitzer seem like colder steel.

Straightway Londoners gave vent to their feelings through the national safety valve, "a letter to The Times." Roundly...

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