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  • Mont St Eloi. Troops Marching to Arras

    Mont St Eloi. Troops Marching to Arras

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 3036

    image: a view over the surrounding landscape to Mont-Saint-Eloi. The church spire lies in the centre of the composition, and to the right before the trees are clusters of bell tents.

  • 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 Great Camouflage, Combles

    The Great Camouflage, Combles

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 3042

    image: a view over a battlefield divided by a line of camouflaged sight-screens. A few French infantry helmets lie on the ground in the immediate foreground.

  • 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...

  • Blown Up

    Blown Up

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2376

    image: a full length depiction of a soldier, seemingly shell-shocked, standing in front of the edge of a dugout. It seems that his clothes have literally been blown away from his body, for he is naked but for a scrap of blanket across his hips, his boots...

  • 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.

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