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  • THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

    THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    O 229

    51st Highland Division in the Maginot Line: A British sentry on duty wearing a gas mask in the underground passage in a fort on the Maginot Line.

  • Spring in the Trenches, Ridge Wood, 1917

    Spring in the Trenches, Ridge Wood, 1917

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1154

    image: Three British soldiers waiting in a trench. One stands leaning against the wall of the trench, another sits on a step resting one arm behind his head. The third stands up looking out over the broken landscape beyond. There are the remains of a...

  • THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

    THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    O 228

    51st Highland Division in the Maginot Line: A soldier from the Cameron Highlanders looks through a periscope in the Fort de Sainghain.

  • Wire

    Wire

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul

    Art.IWM ART 2705

    Image: a devastated landscape, pocked with rain-filled shell-holes. A shattered tree stands to the right, the tree and the whole foreground dominated by a dense web of barbed wire. The sky is a dramatic contrast between white and purplish red coloured...

  • The Broken Transept: St Martin's, Ypres

    The Broken Transept: St Martin's, Ypres

    (art) Made by: Paterson, Emily M

    Art.IWM ART 4755

    image: a view of the war damaged ruined tower and transept of St Martin's cathedral in Ypres; small figures are sketched in the left foreground.

  • Evening, After A Push

    Evening, After A Push

    (art) Made by: Gill, Colin U 1919

    Art.IWM ART 1210

    image: The original line, which the advancing army leaves behind in its forward movement, remains desolate and encumbered with the debris of battle. A dead German soldier lies at the foot of a smashed tree trunk while British soldiers holding rifles...

  • St George's Day 1918: Bridge of 'HMS Canterbury'. When the Great Naval Raid took place on Zeebrugge and Ostend, 'HMS Canterbury'
was on Patrol Work.

    St George's Day 1918: Bridge of 'HMS Canterbury'. When the Great Naval Raid took place on Zeebrugge and Ostend, 'HMS Canterbury' was on Patrol Work.

    (art) Made by: Connard, Philip 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1311

    image: An open deck area is bordered by a chest-height metal wall above which appears a strip of blue sea with naval vessels on the horizon. In the foreground three officers look intently toward the right of the painting. The officer on the right...

  • The Signing of Peace in the Hall of Mirrors, Versailles, 28th June 1919

    The Signing of Peace in the Hall of Mirrors, Versailles, 28th June 1919

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1919

    Art.IWM ART 2856

    image: A view of the interior of the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, with the heads of state sitting and standing before a long table. Front Row: Dr Johannes Bell (Germany) signing with Herr Hermann Muller leaning over him Middle row (seated, left to...

  • THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

    THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    O 227

    51st Highland Division in the Maginot Line: British soldiers pass over a drawbridge into Fort de Sainghain on the Belgian Frontier.

  • 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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