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  • HMS Dunraven, VC, In Action against the Submarine that Sank Her, 8th August 1917

    HMS Dunraven, VC, In Action against the Submarine that Sank Her, 8th August 1917

    (art) Made by: PEARS, CHARLES 1917-08-08

    Art.IWM ART 5130

    image: The Royal Navy Q-ship HMS Dunraven in combat with the German U-Boat UC-71 after having lured the submarine towards her by being disguised as a merchant ship. Dunraven is ablaze at her stern and two of her lifeboats filled with 'panic parties...

  • 'Oh I was Very Lucky', London, 1944

    'Oh I was Very Lucky', London, 1944

    (art) Made by: Thornycroft, Priscilla (Artist) 1979

    Art.IWM ART 17476

    This darkly humorous image provides a startling counterpoint to the official art of the Second World War. Thornycroft did not have a commission or even a permit to draw the scenes she observed around her Camden Town home. This painting was made decades...

  • A Grave and a Mine Crater at La Boisselle, August 1917

    A Grave and a Mine Crater at La Boisselle, August 1917

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917-08-01

    Art.IWM ART 2378

    image: A landscape scarred with mine craters on which weeds, flowers and grasses have begun to grow. A single white cross marking a grave stands in the centre of the composition with three sticks stuck upright in the ground close by.

  • Jewin Crescent, London EC1

    Jewin Crescent, London EC1

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian

    Art.IWM ART LD 1202

    image: a view along a curving street. On the left side the building remains intact, with a few broken windows. The building on the right is badly bombed, leaving only a facade propped up with a girder. The street itself is strewn with debris. There are...

  • After A Push

    After A Push

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

    Art.IWM ART 519

    image: A scarred battlefield covered with water-filled shell craters and barbed wire. There are a number of explosions of smoke and earth on the horizon where shells have landed.

  • St Paul's 1941

    St Paul's 1941

    (art) Made by: Grant, Duncan James Corrows 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 1844

    image: View of St Paul's Cathedral from the basement of a bombed building, with another bombed church to the right of the composition

  • The Mule Track

    The Mule Track

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1153

    image: The view across a battlefield undergoing heavy bombardment. The shattered landscape is disected by an angular duckboard path, along which a mule train is travelling, their small figues just visible in the distance. The animals rear and panic at a...

  • The Trek to the Shelters, Silvertown, September 1940

    The Trek to the Shelters, Silvertown, September 1940

    (art) Made by: Ardizzone, Edward Jeffrey Irving 1940-09-01

    Art.IWM ART LD 468

    image: A couple walking down a bomb-damaged street. She is carrying a bag, he rolled up bedding. Sandbags are piled up against a wall.

  • A Corner of Merton, August 16th 1940

    A Corner of Merton, August 16th 1940

    (art) Made by: Bush, Harry 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 6517

    image: A view of a bomb damaged corner of suburban outer London. Damaged two-storey houses with broken roof tiles and windows surround a back garden covered in debris, with a bomb crater in the centre of the garden.

  • Dorset Square, London, W1

    Dorset Square, London, W1

    (art) Made by: Bathurst, Charles J

    Art.IWM ART LD 5879

    image: A view of a facade of a bomb-damaged house. Only the front wall of the ground floor remains, surrounded by a pile of rubble. The buildings either side remain standing. Blue sky and the tower of Marylebone Town Hall are visible through the gap in...

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