An Attack - The Capture of Delville Wood, 1916

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  • Art.IWM ART 1887
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  • Support: paper
  • medium: Pencil
  • medium: chalk
  • medium: ink
  • Support: Height 203 mm, Width 315 mm
  • Mount: Height 405 mm, Width 557 mm
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  • object category: drawing

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image: the scene of an attack seen from a slightly elevated position. A group of stylised British infantrymen attack with rifles in their hands, moving towards the shattered remains of Delville Wood in the upper right. A few of the men appear to be falling to the ground, whilst a wounded men lies in a shell hole in the lower left.

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Ministry of Information commission (Scheme 2). Commission administration transferred to Imperial War Museum




The Capture of Delville Wood, 1916.


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