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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...

  • Towers of Ypres from the Prison

    Towers of Ypres from the Prison

    (art) Made by: Handley-Read, Edward

    Art.IWM ART 182

    image: a view across the bomb damaged remains of Ypres in Belgium. The heavily damaged towers of the famous Cloth Hall rise up behind the dark roofs of the surrounding houses.

  • 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 Tree-stump

    A Tree-stump

    (art) Made by: Kennington, Eric Henri 1919

    Art.IWM ART 5052

    image: a damaged tree stump fills the centre of the composition, a few clumps of grass and poppies growing in the ground immediately surrounding it. Behind the landscape appears featureless.

  • Vlamertinghe Church, August 24 1917

    Vlamertinghe Church, August 24 1917

    (art) Made by: Rose, Geoffrey K 1917-08-24

    Art.IWM ART 4898

    image: a view across a field and past trees to the bomb damaged Vlamertinghe Church.

  • The Cloth Hall, Ypres, 1919

    The Cloth Hall, Ypres, 1919

    (art) Made by: Paterson, Emily M 1919

    Art.IWM ART 4756

    image: a view of the ruined walls of a the medieval Cloth Hall in Ypres, with piles of rubble in the foreground.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • A Ruined Medieval Building on the Western Front

    A Ruined Medieval Building on the Western Front

    (art) Made by: Holden, WFC 1919

    Art.IWM ART 17283

    image: a view through the arches of a heavily bomb damaged medieval building towards the building's tower. In the foreground lies a pile of debris and fallen pillars, while roofless walls extend on either side.

  • 'Thou Shalt Not Steal'

    'Thou Shalt Not Steal'

    (art) Made by: Sargent, John Singer 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1609

    Image: Two British soldiers picking apples in an orchard. The soldier on the left bites into the fruit as he looks around him, while the other, wearing a kilt, leans up to pick from the higher branches.

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