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  • Self Portrait

    Self Portrait

    (art) Made by: Simpson, Charles Albert 1944

    Art.IWM ART 15591

    image: a head self portrait of Charles Simpson when held as a FEPOW in Thailand. He is wearing glasses and looking directly at the viewer.

  • Patient Under Spinal Anaesthesia, 1943

    Patient Under Spinal Anaesthesia, 1943

    (art) Made by: Elwell, Francis Kenneth 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 7189

    The drawing shows a thigh amputation operation in progress inside a medical tent. Five men, almost of of whom wear surgical face masks, stand around the patient who lies on an operating table fashioned from wood and bamboo, and is largely obscured by the...

  • Prisoners Working On A Cutting

    Prisoners Working On A Cutting

    (art) Made by: Searle, Ronald William Fordham 1943

    Art.IWM ART 17098

    image: prisoners wearing only shorts and boots work with pickaxes on the cliff surface in between two rock walls. Further along the track similarly dressed men struggle to maneuver a boulder into a small wooden carriage, watched by uniformed guards.

  • Improperly Dressed

    Improperly Dressed

    (art) Made by: Searle, Ronald William Fordham 1943

    Art.IWM ART 17100

    image: a soldier dressed in a patched, ragged uniform stands to attention in front of a large officer seated at a small table. The Officer is bare-chested and his shorts are also patched. text:'I will not tolerate my men in this camp being...

  • Evensong in the Gun Pits. When the Armoured Train has Come (and Gone) "Take me back to dear old Blighty"

    Evensong in the Gun Pits. When the Armoured Train has Come (and Gone) "Take me back to dear old Blighty"

    (art) Made by: Bateman, Harry

    Art.IWM ART 6336

    image: Three men, one seated on a packing case and playing an harmonica, the other two standing and singing. Empty shell cases litter the ground in front of them, and a sandbagged building stands in the background.

  • Our 'Digs' at Mesnil

    Our 'Digs' at Mesnil

    (art) Made by: Bateman, Harry

    Art.IWM ART 6319

    image: Two soldiers eating out of mess tins and sitting on a pile of rubble. They appear oblivious to the shell exploding to the left of a ruined farmhouse in the background.

  • "Trot Out, the Leaders" - Spotted

    "Trot Out, the Leaders" - Spotted

    (art) Made by: Bateman, Harry

    Art.IWM ART 6324

    image: A team of horses pull an empty gun carriage along a rutted road. Three men ride on three of the horses in front, and another crouches in the carriage. To the right an explosion indicates they have been spotted and are being shelled by the enemy.

  • In the Waggon Lines after a Sweet Refreshing Shower; "Hey! Come and dig us out of this sludge, will yer?"

    In the Waggon Lines after a Sweet Refreshing Shower; "Hey! Come and dig us out of this sludge, will yer?"

    (art) Made by: Bateman, Harry

    Art.IWM ART 6332

    image: A Tommy carrying a heavy sack and ankle deep in mud stands in the centre. Another figure in the distance wades towards a heavy wagon bogged down in the mud.

  • Ready for FO Duty in an Advance

    Ready for FO Duty in an Advance

    (art) Made by: Bateman, Harry

    Art.IWM ART 6326

    image: An annotated drawing of a Tommy wearing full kit in preparation for forward observation duty. He carries a rifle, a reel of wire, a haversack with rations, a telephone, a bandolier of 50 rounds, mess tin and water bottle, and signal flags.

  • Over the Top

    Over the Top

    (art) Made by: Bateman, Harry

    Art.IWM ART 6331

    image: The aftermath of a shell blast. A group of men lay injured or dying in the bottom of a crater and are calling for help. In the background more men move forward into the heavy shelling.

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