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  • Ruined Country: Old Battlefield, Vimy, near La Folie Wood

    Ruined Country: Old Battlefield, Vimy, near La Folie Wood

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul 1918

    Art.IWM ART 721

    image: a landscape looking over an old battlefield near Vimy in France. In the foreground the earth is carpeted with different coloured mosses and grass, heavily scarred from past shellfire. There are lines of skeletal-like trees beyond, and dramatic...

  • After the Battle

    After the Battle

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul 1918

    Art.IWM ART 2706

    image: a view of a Western Front battlefield in the aftermath of battle, with rain falling from the sky. Four corpses lie amongst shattered trenches, with broken duckboards, barbed wire and corrugated iron littering the scene. There are also water filled...

  • Nightfall: Zillebeke District

    Nightfall: Zillebeke District

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul

    Art.IWM ART 1148

    image: a view across a devastated Western Front landscape towards Lake Zillebeke in Belgium. The scene is lit by moonlight that spreads in a white pattern across the sky. The path down to the lake is surrounded by the shattered trunks of trees. A working...

  • Coventry Cathedral: November 1940

    Coventry Cathedral: November 1940

    (art) Made by: Schwabe, Randolph 1940-11-01

    Art.IWM ART LD 709

    Image: a view of the heavily bomb damaged Coventry cathedral. The foreground is littered with bricks, metal girders and rubble, the walls and spires largely intact in the background.

  • The Bombing of GHQ, Boulogne, May 1940

    The Bombing of GHQ, Boulogne, May 1940

    (art) Made by: Ardizzone, Edward Jeffrey Irving 1940-05-01

    Art.IWM ART LD 215

    Image: A moon-lit view of the seafront in Boulogne. Smoke is billowing from an overturned vehicle to the right and a crowd has gathered around a body on the floor. There is a bandstand to the left with some bodies lying around its base. Two men carry a...

  • "Can Spring Be Far Behind?", 1940

    "Can Spring Be Far Behind?", 1940

    (art) Made by: ARMSTRONG, JOHN 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 6389

    image: a surreal landscape. In the foreground are the ruins of bombed buildings. Behind these, in a complete contrast of scale, a white tulip towers, growing from an arid soil.

  • 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...

  • A Wrecked Sugar Refinery

    A Wrecked Sugar Refinery

    (art) Made by: Sargent, John Singer 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1612

    Image: a view of a heavily bomb damaged sugar refinery that has been reduced to a pile of collapsed and twisted metal and wood.

  • A Street in Arras

    A Street in Arras

    (art) Made by: Sargent, John Singer 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1607

    Image: Scottish infantrymen resting against the exterior wall of a shell-damaged building. The composition is divided between the view into the coach house, and the scene in the street. The hole blasted into the wall shows the remains of a carriage lying...

  • Gheluvelt Village: German Front Line

    Gheluvelt Village: German Front Line

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1156

    image: a view across a battle scarred Western Front landscape near Gheluveldt in Flanders. Broken ground, barbed wire and a flooded shell hole dominate the foreground, with bare tree stumps and the remains of a small building along the horizon line. Dark...

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