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  • The Great Mine, La Boisselle

    The Great Mine, La Boisselle

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2379

    image: A view over the top of a huge mine crater blasted out of the chalky soil around La Boisselle. The space in the foreground is covered in white chalk, and the sky above a mass of dense grey cloud.

  • A Grave in a Trench

    A Grave in a Trench

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2976

    image: A view along the remains of an old trench, scattered with debris. Among the weeds and rocks there is a helmet, a boot, a rifle. A grave with a wooden marker cross stands in the centre of the composition.

  • The Somme: A Clear Day. View from the British trenches opposite La Boisselle, showing German front line and mine
craters

    The Somme: A Clear Day. View from the British trenches opposite La Boisselle, showing German front line and mine craters

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2970

    image: A view over the landscape including the British trences at La Boisselle. Grey coloured rocks merge out of the grass, and are spread across the fields in the distance.

  • Ypres Seen from an Aeroplane

    Ypres Seen from an Aeroplane

    (art) Made by: Carline, Richard C 1918

    Art.IWM ART 6342

    image: An aerial view of the heavily bomb-damaged town of Ypres, which is effectively just an outline shell of a town. Only a few shells of buildings still stand, the rest of the town centre having largely been cleared of buildings and rubble. The town...

  • Bertangles Aerodrome, Somme : the bombing of No 48 Squadron's Aerodrome by four German machines, 29th October 1918

    Bertangles Aerodrome, Somme : the bombing of No 48 Squadron's Aerodrome by four German machines, 29th October 1918

    (art) Made by: Sawyer, Douglas J 1920

    Art.IWM ART 3159

    image: A scene during a German aerial attack on Bertangles Aerodrome in northern France. Men of 48 Squadron of the Royal Air Force run from the centre of the composition, where a bomb has just detonated. The hangars and buildings of the aerodrome are...

  • Mines and the Bapaume Road, La Boisselle

    Mines and the Bapaume Road, La Boisselle

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2962

    image: A view from the edge of a series of large mine craters blasted out of the chalky soil. The mines have formed circular hollows in the earth surrounded by a peaked ring of chalky soil.

  • The Big Crater

    The Big Crater

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 3001

    image: In the foreground there is a huge mine crater blown into the chalky soil. Beyond this a patches of sunlight stream down onto the green countryside of the Somme from a sky overcast with soft grey clouds.

  • Army Reconnaissance

    Army Reconnaissance

    (art) Made by: Wyllie, Harold 1919

    Art.IWM ART 2754

    image: An aerial view of aircraft flying over the landscape. In the left foreground is a German Fokker E.III monoplane, with other aircraft in the centre of the composition surrounded by puffs of smoke caused by anti-aircraft fire. A river is visible in...

  • A Red Cross Train, France

    A Red Cross Train, France

    (art) Made by: Power, H Septimus 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1031

    image: Wounded British soldiers are transferred from a motor ambulance to a Red Cross train, which is on a railway amongst trees. Orderlies and a QAIMNS nurse lift a stretcher onto the train, with another nurse looking on. Other British soldiers stand...

  • Kemmel Hill Seen from an Aeroplane

    Kemmel Hill Seen from an Aeroplane

    (art) Made by: Carline, Richard C

    Art.IWM ART 6343

    image: An aerial view from an aircraft over Kemmel Hill and the surrounding Flanders landscape. The hill itself is in the middle ground, with the top of the hill under artillery bombardment. Before the hill is a small valley that is also under...

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