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  • Runaway Horse in an Air-raid alarm, London, Autumn 1939

    Runaway Horse in an Air-raid alarm, London, Autumn 1939

    (art) Made by: Thornycroft, Priscilla (Artist) 1955

    Art.IWM ART 17474

    image: a black horse falls in the gutter as it impales itself on some twisted railings. The horse bears its teeth as blood pours from its throat. In the background is a view along an empty London street.

  • 'The Admiralty Regrets...'

    'The Admiralty Regrets...'

    (art) Made by: Weston, Garth 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 1831

    image: A scene on the deck of a ship in the aftermath of enemy fire. The ship is damaged and has two sailors lying dead or wounded on the deck, with blood visible from their wounds. Another sailor is emerging from the door to the left and black smoke...

  • 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.

  • With Singing Hearts and Throaty Roarings...., 1983

    With Singing Hearts and Throaty Roarings...., 1983

    (art) Made by: McFadyen, Jock 1983

    Art.IWM ART 16248

    image: A series of figures, with only their heads and shoulders visible, are gathered together at a dockside with a warship recently returned from the Falklands looming over them in the background. There is a coffin covered with a British Union Jack flag...

  • 2nd and 3rd May - The Belgrano

    2nd and 3rd May - The Belgrano

    (art) Made by: Kirkwood, John 1990

    Art.IWM ART 16583

    image: A large red door-bell is collaged onto the canvas. It is surrounded by a thick splattering of red paint which drips down onto a group of men at the base of the composition. Their heads and shoulders float in a dark background, their faces are...

  • Lancastria


    (art) Made by: O'Donoghue, Hughie

    Art.IWM ART 16790

    image: A sepia toned photographic image of the SS Lancastria sinking at St Nazaire. The surface of the image has been modified with colour and texture giving the sky an orange glow and appearance of smoke. The name of the ship has been written across the...

  • Untitled


    (art) Made by: Lawson, Cecil Constant Philip

    Art.IWM ART 5891

    image: A column of British soldiers move along a muddy road, which runs through a desolate, bomb-damaged landscape and is lined by a few bare tree stumps. A dead horse lies by the side of the road on the left.

  • 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...

  • Catch 22
Snowden's Funeral

    Catch 22 Snowden's Funeral

    (art) Made by: Lee, Dick

    Art.IWM ART 16784 11

    image: A funeral scene, with troops at the grave side, and a chaplain in robes conducting the ceremony. In the background is an Italian landscape, with a city on the hill to the right. In the middle distance a naked figure is visible, sitting in a tree.

  • Casualty of War

    Casualty of War

    (art) Made by: Robb, Carole 1995

    Art.IWM ART 16957

    image: A night-time scene showing a dimly lit city street of dark doorways. In the middle of the road there is a naked woman lying on her side next to an unoccupied motorbike.