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  • Montauban Wood, with Graves

    Montauban Wood, with Graves

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917-04-01

    Art.IWM ART 3040

    image: a view across a battle-scarred landscape. The ground is broken by shell holes, destroyed trenches and shattered trees. A grave marked with a wooden cross stands in the immediate right foreground.

  • A Man Resting, near Arras. Mont St Eloi on the left, Vimy Ridge in the distance

    A Man Resting, near Arras. Mont St Eloi on the left, Vimy Ridge in the distance

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2990

    image: a young British infantryman in full kit lying asleep on the ground. He rests his head on his hands, his steel helmet on the ground near his head. Ruins can be seen on Mont St Eloi in the left background, with the high ground of Vimy Ridge just...

  • A Trench, Thiepval: German wire

    A Trench, Thiepval: German wire

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2384

    image: a view along a bomb damaged trench, which runs from the bottom right of the composition into the distance. Barbed wire runs along the top, amongst the trunks of shattered trees.

  • The Warwickshires Entering Péronne, March 1917

    The Warwickshires Entering Péronne, March 1917

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917-03-01

    Art.IWM ART 2986

    image: the head of a column of British infantry appear from behind a wall in the right foreground marching into the bomb damaged town square at Peronne. All around the square stand the remains of bombed houses, with a dead horse lying in the immediate...

  • 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 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...

  • Péronne

    Péronne

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 3038

    image: a view across the town square in Péronne. Each of the surrounding buildings is bomb damaged, leaving many of them empty shells. To the left is a row of military vehicles parked in the street. British soldiers are standing and walking on either...

  • HM Land Ship 'Shell Out'

    HM Land Ship 'Shell Out'

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2387

    image: the remains of a British tank lies deserted, as though grounded in the earth. The side has been blown out by a shell revealing some of the shattered interior.

  • The End of a Hero and a Tank at Courcelette

    The End of a Hero and a Tank at Courcelette

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2389

    image: the remains of a destroyed British male tank stand over the edge of a dugout on the right. One gun on the tank points down towards the inside of the trench and the entrance to the dugout, and there are helmets and equipment lying on the ground at...

  • A German Observation Tree

    A German Observation Tree

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 3039

    image: ruined farm buildings lie to the left and right either side of a tree which stands in the centre of the composition. The tree has ladders against the trunk, leading up to a small wooden platform used by German forces for observation. A wheeled...

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