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  • Over the Top

    Over the Top

    (art) Made by: Bateman, Harry

    Art.IWM ART 6331

    image: The aftermath of a shell blast. A group of men lay injured or dying in the bottom of a crater and are calling for help. In the background more men move forward into the heavy shelling.

  • Bringing Up Reserves

    Bringing Up Reserves

    (art) Made by: Bateman, Harry

    Art.IWM ART 6329

    image: A trench under heavy bombardment. A group of men pass by at a run with the last one shouting at someone behind him. Two bodies, one with an arm blown off, lie in the trench underneath a sign indicating the way to a first-aid post.

  • Stretcher Bearers Chancing the Top, Theipval

    Stretcher Bearers Chancing the Top, Theipval

    (art) Made by: Bateman, Harry

    Art.IWM ART 6323

    image: A night scene with two stretcher bearers carrying a body on a stretcher through a grove of shattered trees. Other dead bodies lie around and there are shell bursts in the sky.

  • Impressions of the Front

    Impressions of the Front

    (art) Made by: Bateman, Harry

    Art.IWM ART 6322

    image: A dead body lies in the foreground. The face is contorted, and there are four rats scurrying around the corpse. Another body lies to the right with only the feet showing above the edge of a crater.

  • A Highlander Passing a Grave

    A Highlander Passing a Grave

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2995

    image: A soldier from a Highland regiment standing on a mound of white chalky soil against a dark blue sky. He holds his rifle in his right hand, and looks down at a grave marked with a cross on the left. There is another marked grave in the distance.

  • Gathering the Dead for Burial, Theipval Wood, Spayside 1916

    Gathering the Dead for Burial, Theipval Wood, Spayside 1916

    (art) Made by: Bateman, Harry 1916

    Art.IWM ART 6321

    image: A group of dead bodies in grotesque postures lie in the foreground. In the background a burial party are collecting another body.

  • 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...

  • The Dance of Death - Death Intoxicated

    The Dance of Death - Death Intoxicated

    (art) Made by: Smith, Percy Delf

    Art.IWM ART 16640 (7)

    image: the scene of a battle showing a British infantryman wearing a gas mask, poised to bayonet a German soldier emerging from a trench on the left of the composition. The German is unarmed and has his back to his assailant. Death, personified as a...

  • Study for 'No Man's Land'

    Study for 'No Man's Land'

    (art) Made by: Jagger, Charles Sargeant 1919

    Art.IWM ART 16462

    image: a skeletal corpse wearing the uniform of a British infantryman, sitting with the skull slumped forward and to the side. A study of the skull and neck element of the drawing is in the top left corner. This is a prepartory drawing for an element of...

  • The Dance of Death - Death Marches

    The Dance of Death - Death Marches

    (art) Made by: Smith, Percy Delf 1919

    Art.IWM ART 16640 (3)

    image: a column of British infantrymen march along a road in rows of four, seen from a slightly elevated angle. Marching alongside them is Death, personified as a skeleton wrapped in a cloak.

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