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  • An Observer

    An Observer

    (art) Made by: Handley-Read, Edward 1915

    Art.IWM ART 178

    image: a British infantryman on observation duty in a trench on the Western Front. The man stands at a heavily sandbagged parapet looking through a loophole out into No Man's Land. He stands with his back to the viewer, his rifle, with bayonet...

  • 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.

  • A Million Pounds a Week - is the approximate value of Salvage in the British Armies in France

    A Million Pounds a Week - is the approximate value of Salvage in the British Armies in France

    (posters) Made by: Hudson, Gerald C (Undefined) 1918-10

    Art.IWM PST 13408

    whole: the image occupies the majority, held within a black border. The title is separate and positioned across the top edge, in black. The text is separate and positioned across the top edge and across the bottom edge, also in black. image: three...

  • 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...

  • The Dance of Death - Death Ponders

    The Dance of Death - Death Ponders

    (art) Made by: Smith, Percy Delf 1919

    Art.IWM ART 16640 (4)

    image: Death, personified as a skeleton wrapped in a cloak, watches a British infantryman gasping for air. The soldier lies on his front, clutching at the edges of the shell-hole he has fallen into. He is wearing a gas-mask as clouds of poison gas...

  • In the Ypres Sector. An Infantry Duck-board Track being Shelled by the Germans

    In the Ypres Sector. An Infantry Duck-board Track being Shelled by the Germans

    (art) Made by: Roberts, William 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1170

    image: a group of British soldiers caught in an explosion as they make their way along a duckboard. The boards writhe from the force of the explosion throwing the men to the sides and onto the ground. The remains of two trees are on other side of the...

  • Gheluvelt Village: German Front Line

    Gheluvelt Village: German Front Line

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1156

    image: a view across a battle scarred Western Front landscape near Gheluveldt in Flanders. Broken ground, barbed wire and a flooded shell hole dominate the foreground, with bare tree stumps and the remains of a small building along the horizon line. Dark...

  • Bomb-damaged Landscape on the Western Front

    Bomb-damaged Landscape on the Western Front

    (art) Made by: Holden, WFC 1919

    Art.IWM ART 17284

    image: a view across a battle-scarred Western Front landscape of blasted trees and shellholes. In the right foreground stands a metal pole, used to hold up barbed wire.

  • The Dispatch (The Captain's Dugout)

    The Dispatch (The Captain's Dugout)

    (art) Made by: Watherston, Marjorie Violet 1917

    Art.IWM ART 5199

    image: A dark, candle lit interior of a dug-out. On the left there is an officer smoking a pipe while sitting at a makeshift desk signing a paper. A messenger stands by in helmet and overcoat, waiting for the reply. There is another officer to the right...

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