After the War : a VAD ambulance bringing in French peasants wounded by shells left on the Somme Battlefield. Beaulencourt Convoy.

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  • Art.IWM ART 3087
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Art and Popular Design
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  • Support: paper
  • medium: Watercolour
  • medium: chalk
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  • Support: Height 215 mm, Width 279 mm
  • Frame: Depth 35 mm, Height 452 mm, Width 605 mm
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  • object category: drawing
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art

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A figure lies on a stretcher on the ground, covered by a blanket, while another figure bends solicitously over it. Two male figures in uniform, one displaying a red cross armlet, kneel and bend over the figures. At the foot of the stretcher a female figure in uniform stands and holds the bottom of the blanket, while an open doored ambulance stands to the left. To the right of the stretcher is a large cross, while smaller crosses and blasted trees are the only features in a bare landscape.

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