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  • 'Plug Street' (Ploegsteert) Village : An Unusual Compliment To One Of Our Airmen: A 'Black Maria' To Himself

    'Plug Street' (Ploegsteert) Village : An Unusual Compliment To One Of Our Airmen: A 'Black Maria' To Himself

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

    Art.IWM ART 180

    image: a view across an open battlefield with what appears to be a Royal Flying Corps Maurice Farman biplane having just dropped a bomb. There is an explosion of earth and black smoke in the right foreground, the black smoke bomb described in military...

  • 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.

  • Crashed Aeroplane

    Crashed Aeroplane

    (art) Made by: Sargent, John Singer 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1610

    Image: a view over fields with a crashed aircraft in the background. In the foreground two labourers gather the crop into bundles. The woman ties the sheaf, while the man works with a long handled scythe. They are both bent over their work, unheeding the...

  • Le Sars. F.E. Crashed

    Le Sars. F.E. Crashed

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2371

    image: a crashed FE2 biplane of the Royal Flying Corps in an undulating landscape near Le Sars in northern France. The thin frame towards the rear is still intact, but the small cockpit is slumped forward in the ground, the wing completely broken.

  • The Return of a Patrol

    The Return of a Patrol

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 3031

    image: three Royal Flying Corps pilots in leather flying-helmets, goggles and heavy gloves stand on a runway. Two look out towards the viewer, the third stands in profile. There are more figures and a biplane in the background. There is a dark rain cloud...

  • The Landscape, Hill 60

    The Landscape, Hill 60

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1155

    Image: a battle scarred landscape with a small lake surrounded by hills. The water has been disturbed by multiple hits and smoke rises from explosions. A few biplanes are engaged in a dogfight in the sky above.

  • Mine Craters at Albert Seen From an Aeroplane, 1918

    Mine Craters at Albert Seen From an Aeroplane, 1918

    (art) Made by: Carline, Richard C 1918

    Art.IWM ART 6346

    image: An aerial view from an aircraft looking straight down at the Albert-Bapaume road near Albert on the Somme. Five British military lorries are visible on the road. The surrounding land is pock-marked by shell craters caused by artillery fire, the...

  • An Aerial Fight

    An Aerial Fight

    (art) Made by: Weirter, Louis 1918

    Art.IWM ART 654

    image: An aerial view of a dogfight between British and German biplanes. A British biplane sweeps across the foreground through the clouds. There is a German plane on it's tail, and three other planes visible in the distance. The sky is thick with...

  • Flight Lieut A W Beauchamp-Proctor, VC, DSO, MC, DFC, RAF

    Flight Lieut A W Beauchamp-Proctor, VC, DSO, MC, DFC, RAF

    (art) Made by: Dobson, Cowan 1920

    Art.IWM ART 2880

    image: A half length portrait of Beauchamp-Proctor in full uniform holding his cap in his left hand. All is set against a dark background.

  • Swooping Down on a Hostile Plane

    Swooping Down on a Hostile Plane

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

    Art.IWM ART 517

    image: A view of aerial combat with a British Sopwith Camel attacking a German Taube, which is just visible towards the bottom of the composition.

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