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  • 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.

  • Mines and the Bapaume Road, La Boisselle

    Mines and the Bapaume Road, La Boisselle

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2962

    image: A view from the edge of a series of large mine craters blasted out of the chalky soil. The mines have formed circular hollows in the earth surrounded by a peaked ring of chalky soil.

  • The Big Crater

    The Big Crater

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 3001

    image: In the foreground there is a huge mine crater blown into the chalky soil. Beyond this a patches of sunlight stream down onto the green countryside of the Somme from a sky overcast with soft grey clouds.

  • A Trench, Thiepval

    A Trench, Thiepval

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2386

    image: a view of a trench scattered with debris. Splintered wood and sandbags protrude from the large earth trench walls, with a British Army steel helmet and a few boots scattered on the trench floor in the foreground. A few tree stumps stand in the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

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