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  • Bernières-sur-Mer : the church steeple after the German snipers had been killed

    Bernières-sur-Mer : the church steeple after the German snipers had been killed

    (art) Made by: Bone, Stephen

    Art.IWM ART LD 4366

    image: looking up at the church steeple from ground level. There are shell holes puncturing the masonry and much of the church roof is damaged.

  • Sketch of bomb-damaged St Paul's

    Sketch of bomb-damaged St Paul's

    (art) Made by: Ginger, Phyllis

    Art.IWM ART 17299

    image: St Paul's Cathedral behind the rubble of several badly bombed streets in the foreground.

  • 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.

  • Plane Crash in Sussex, Summer 1940

    Plane Crash in Sussex, Summer 1940

    (art) Made by: Moore, Henry 1940

    Art.IWM ART 16112

    image: a composition of eight small boxed sketches of a crashed plane surrounded by figures. The sketches are arranged on a larger page giving different angles on the event. The background page is washed with pink and grey; two sketches on the right of...

  • Cripplegate, London, EC1

    Cripplegate, London, EC1

    (art) Made by: Strang, Ian 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 3784

    image: A view across a deserted, bombed area of London. The majority of the rubble has been cleared, leaving only paths weaving between the foundations of buildings. The only remaining structure is a stone staircase climbing up to nothing, on the left...

  • Ypres, 19th April 1918

    Ypres, 19th April 1918

    (art) Made by: Ansell, William Henry 1918-05-19

    Art.IWM ART 5204 a

    image: A view of the ruined buildings of Ypres, including the Cloth Hall, seen across broken ground covered in shell holes.

  • Ploegsteert Village from the East, May 24 1915, 8pm

    Ploegsteert Village from the East, May 24 1915, 8pm

    (art) Made by: Rose, Geoffrey K 1915-05-24

    Art.IWM ART 4822

    image: a view of the Belgian village of Ploegsteert, with the spire of the church visible in the centre surrounded by houses, many of which have roofs damaged by artillery fire. A tree stands in the immediate foreground.

  • 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...

  • Hebuterne Church, September 1917

    Hebuterne Church, September 1917

    (art) Made by: Rose, Geoffrey K 1917-09

    Art.IWM ART 4900

    image: a sketch of the severely bomb damaged Hebuterne Church, which has been reduced to only a few shards of remaining wall. The largest surviving section contains two empty window arches, the glass and frames completely obliterated.

  • 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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