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  • 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...

  • Rain: Lake Zillebeke

    Rain: Lake Zillebeke

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1603

    image: a bleak landscape with two separate lines of British soldiers, the group to the right a working party, walking along a duckboard path towards each other. Rain sweeps across the scene from the left; the earth in the foreground wet and glistening,...

  • An Injured Horse being Loaded into a Motor Ambulance

    An Injured Horse being Loaded into a Motor Ambulance

    (art) Made by: Noble, Edwin

    Art.IWM ART 2923

    image: snow falls down on a scene with an injured horse being led into a motor ambulance. In the foreground an injured horse lies on the ground, its right hind quarters partly submerged in a flooded shell hole. The muddy ground is speckled with a light...

  • 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...

  • Void of War

    Void of War

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul 1918

    Art.IWM ART 15514

    image: an angular, almost abstract depiction of a shell-pocked landscape and shattered trees. A duckboard angles its way across the landscape, and driving rain falls from a cloud in the top left corner of the composition.

  • Ypres Landscape

    Ypres Landscape

    (art) Made by: Mackey, Haydn Reynolds

    Art.IWM ART 16326

    image: A view across a desolate, bomb damaged landscape near Ypres in Belgium. There is a water filled shell hole towards the foreground and a few bare tree stumps damaged by artillery fire.

  • The Dance of Death - Death Waits

    The Dance of Death - Death Waits

    (art) Made by: Smith, Percy Delf 1919

    Art.IWM ART 16640 (1)

    image: Death, personified as a skeleton wrapped in drapery, sits pensively on the edge of a front line trench defended with barbed wire.

  • 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...

  • The Artist: Self Portrait

    The Artist: Self Portrait

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2993

    image: A head and shoulders self-portrait of the artist wearing a steel helmet and sheepskin jerkin. He stands before a battle-scarred landscape containing a grave, which is marked by a steel helmet placed on top of a rifle stuck into the earth. The sky...

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