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  • THE HUNDRED DAYS OFFENSIVE, AUGUST-NOVEMBER 1918

    THE HUNDRED DAYS OFFENSIVE, AUGUST-NOVEMBER 1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Aitken, Thomas Keith (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1918-08-25

    Q 11262

    Battle traffic seen at Grevillers on 25 August 1918, following the village's capture by the British 37th Division and the New Zealand Division at the start of the Hundred Days Offensive, a few days earlier. Mark V tanks of the 10th Battalion the...

  • Les Routes de France

    Les Routes de France

    (art) Made by: Lawson, Cecil Constant Philip

    Art.IWM ART 5886

    image: A column of horse drawn field gun teams with limbers move along a muddy road. A group of British infantry also march along the road in the immediate foreground. The surrounding landscape is desolate and scarred by the effects of artillery and the...

  • Somme

    Somme

    (art) Made by: Lawson, Cecil Constant Philip

    Art.IWM ART 5883

    image: Two sets of British soldiers on horseback pull field guns and limbers along a track from left to right through a bomb damaged wood on the Somme. In the right foreground are two graves marked with crosses, next to a water-filled shell hole to the...

  • A Gun At Thélus

    A Gun At Thélus

    (art) Made by: John, Augustus E

    Art.IWM ART 3997

    image: a British artillery position, with one heavy gun and two gunners shrouded by camouflage netting suspended from thin poles. The gun is protected by a wall of sandbags and a large number of shells are lined up in the foreground.

  • Life Study For Heavy Artillery (No 2274)

    Life Study For Heavy Artillery (No 2274)

    (art) Made by: Gill, Colin U 1919

    Art.IWM ART 3900

    image: a full length portrait of a bare-chested gunner leaning over to push something that does not appear in the drawing. This is a squared up preparatory drawing for the gunner loading shells, who appears in the left of the composition of Gill's...

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: McLellan, David (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1918-03-13

    Q 8559

    Two 13 pounder (13pdr), 9 Hundredweight (9cwt) anti-aircraft guns on a Mark IV Motor Lorry Mounting and Peerless Lorries seen in action at Cambrin, 13 March, 1918.

  • Chateau de la Hutte between Messines and Ploegsteert; The Forward Estaminet, Messines Road

    Chateau de la Hutte between Messines and Ploegsteert; The Forward Estaminet, Messines Road

    (art) Made by: Rose, Geoffrey K 1915-06-17

    Art.IWM ART 4802

    image: two sketches of bomb damaged buildings. In the upper half is a chateau set amongst a few trees, the roof of the building damaged by artillery fire. In the lower half is a large, squat building formerly used as an estaminet, or cafe, with the large...

  • The Harvest of Battle

    The Harvest of Battle

    (art) Made by: Nevinson, C R W 1919

    Art.IWM ART 1921

    image: The aftermath of a battle showing a muddy and flooded battlefield. A long line of wounded men, some with limbs bandaged, men carrying their comrades, straggling from right to left. Corpses lie in and around water-filled shell holes. Artillery...

  • A Sketch for a Shell Dump, France

    A Sketch for a Shell Dump, France

    (art) Made by: Roberts, William 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1889

    image: a scene filled with stylised figures moving and stacking artillery shells in a shell dump. The gunners form a human chain and stand on duck-boarded tracks.

  • The Menin Road

    The Menin Road

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul 1919

    Art.IWM ART 2242

    image: A devastated battlefield pocked with rain-filled shell-holes, flooded trenches and shattered trees lit by unearthly beams of light from an apocalyptic sky. Two figures pick their way along a tree-lined road, the road punctuated by shell-holes and...

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