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  • Nur die Ruhe kann es Machen

    Nur die Ruhe kann es Machen

    (posters) Made by: Distling, E (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 6455

    whole: the image occupies the majority, held within a black border. The title and text are separate and positioned in the lower quarter, in white, set against a black background. image: a battlefield scene, with a British tank under attack from German...

  • Explosion of Mine in front of Ploegsteert Wood, June 1915

    Explosion of Mine in front of Ploegsteert Wood, June 1915

    (art) Made by: Rose, Geoffrey K 1915-06

    Art.IWM ART 4803

    image: a sketch of a mine exploding, sending a large cloud of earth skywards. A cheval de frise is on the ground to the right.

  • Nursing Home the Straggler

    Nursing Home the Straggler

    (art) Made by: Arnold, Norman G 1919

    Art.IWM ART 1930

    image: an aerial view of a squadron of British Bristol F2B fighter biplanes accompanying a damaged aircraft home. The planes fly above the clouds, and in the distance the sun has set on the horizon.

  • Over the Top
'Britain's Efforts and Ideals'; Making Soldiers

    Over the Top 'Britain's Efforts and Ideals'; Making Soldiers

    (art) Made by: Kennington, Eric Henri

    Art.IWM ART 671

    image: a British infantryman about to climb over the top of the parapet into No Man's Land, as part of an attack. He stands within a duckboarded trench, various equipment on the ground beside him. In the background, several of his comrades have...

  • A German Man-trap

    A German Man-trap

    (art) Made by: Spare, Austin O

    Art.IWM ART 3640

    image: a British infantryman caught in a large metal man-trap, trying to open the two serrated jaws so as to release his badly wounded right leg. He sits in the foreground and is shown in profile, his lower right leg and the ground beneath it covered in...

  • On the Wire - Inspired by "With a Machine Gun to Cambrai"

    On the Wire - Inspired by "With a Machine Gun to Cambrai"

    (art) Made by: Roberts, William 1972

    Art.IWM ART 6172

    image: a group of British soldiers, dead and dying, lie entagled in a web of barbed wire before a German trench.

  • The Dance of Death - Death Intoxicated

    The Dance of Death - Death Intoxicated

    (art) Made by: Smith, Percy Delf

    Art.IWM ART 16640 (7)

    image: the scene of a battle showing a British infantryman wearing a gas mask, poised to bayonet a German soldier emerging from a trench on the left of the composition. The German is unarmed and has his back to his assailant. Death, personified as a...

  • Swooping Down on a Taube
Britain's Efforts and Ideals'; Making Aircraft

    Swooping Down on a Taube Britain's Efforts and Ideals'; Making Aircraft

    (art) Made by: Nevinson, C R W (Undefined) 1917

    Art.IWM ART 696

    image: a British Royal Flying Corps biplane swoops down towards a German Taube aircraft. The British fighter is surrounded by an area of sunlight, diagonal beams of light creating a spectacular effect on the broken cloud in the sky.

  • Tanks

    Tanks

    (art) Made by: Bone, Muirhead

    Art.IWM ART 2121

    image: a British First World War tank perches on a ledge about to drop down onto a lower piece of ground. Another tank follows in the distance.

  • "C'est la Guerre!", 1916, Portfolio of Six Prints

    "C'est la Guerre!", 1916, Portfolio of Six Prints

    (art) Made by: Vallotton, Félix Edouard 1916

    Art.IWM ART 6486 3

    image: two soldiers, one wearing a German pickelhaube, grapple with each other, both holding knives above their heads. They are rendered largely in black against a black background, only outlined in small white details. This is contrasted with the head...

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