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  • "C'est la Guerre!", 1916, Portfolio of Six Prints

    "C'est la Guerre!", 1916, Portfolio of Six Prints

    (art) Made by: Vallotton, Félix Edouard 1916

    Art.IWM ART 6486 6

    image: two dead soldiers lie on the ground amongst a mass of barbed wire secured in the ground with wooden pegs. A rifle lies by the side of the foremost soldier. There is a starry nightsky above.

  • The Mitrailleuse Emplacement, Callone, March 1916

    The Mitrailleuse Emplacement, Callone, March 1916

    (art) Made by: Clark, John Cosmo 1916

    Art.IWM ART 16979

    image: Inside a gun emplacement a French soldier stands waiting to fire, while another stands behind him, facing the viewer, casually leaning against the wall with his hands in his pockets. To the right of the gun there is a third soldier looking out...

  • Emprunt de la Libération - Souscrivez [Liberation Loan - Subscribe]

    Emprunt de la Libération - Souscrivez [Liberation Loan - Subscribe]

    (posters) Made by: Jonas, Lucien (Undefined) 1918

    Art.IWM PST 10661

    whole: the image occupies the majority, held loosely within an arch-shaped border. The title is placed across the top in black, with further text located across the bottom, also in black. image: three French 'poilus' advance through ripened...

  • France Toujours! France Quand Même!

    France Toujours! France Quand Même!

    (art) Made by: Fraipont, Gustave (Undefined)

    Art.IWM BUTE 321

    image: a long line of French troops spirals around a tall column, ranging from the warriors of early history and medieval times at the top to the modern French Army of the First World War at the bottom. At the very foot of the column is a gathering of...

  • Paques de Guerre [Wartime Easter]

    Paques de Guerre [Wartime Easter]

    (posters) Made by: Berne-Bellecour, Jean (Undefined) 1915

    Art.IWM PST 12893

    whole: the image occupies the lower two-thirds and is held within a narrow black border. The title and the majority of the text are on an additional text strip. The title is separate and positioned along the top edge, in red. The text is separate and...

  • Ohé! - Les Braves Gens... [Hey there! - Good People...]

    Ohé! - Les Braves Gens... [Hey there! - Good People...]

    (posters) Made by: Unknown (Undefined) 1916-03

    Art.IWM PST 10541

    whole: the image is positioned over the top half, with the title placed across the lower half, green and yellow against a black background. image: a French 'poilu', standing on a ridge before a barbed wire fence, faces the viewer and shouts...

  • Vous Devez leur Donnez les Moyens de Hâter la Victoire [You Must Give them the Means to Hasten Victory]

    Vous Devez leur Donnez les Moyens de Hâter la Victoire [You Must Give them the Means to Hasten Victory]

    (posters) Made by: Witin, P (Undefined) 1917

    Art.IWM PST 10530

    whole: the image and title are integrated, with the title positioned mid-left in a free-hand style. Additional text is placed below the title in black. image: two French 'poilus', their backs to the viewer, peer across No-Man's Land from...

  • Venez en Aide aux Soldats Alsaciens-Lorrains [Come to the Assistance of the Soldiers of Alsace-Lorraine]

    Venez en Aide aux Soldats Alsaciens-Lorrains [Come to the Assistance of the Soldiers of Alsace-Lorraine]

    (posters) Made by: Friand, E (Undefined) 1916

    Art.IWM PST 11202

    whole: the image occupies the majority, with the title separate and positioned across the top, in black cursive script. The text is positioned lower right, also in black cursive script. All set against a white background. image: a male civilian leaving...

  • "C'est la Guerre!", 1916, Portfolio of Six Prints

    "C'est la Guerre!", 1916, Portfolio of Six Prints

    (art) Made by: Vallotton, Félix Edouard 1916

    Art.IWM ART 6486 3

    image: two soldiers, one wearing a German pickelhaube, grapple with each other, both holding knives above their heads. They are rendered largely in black against a black background, only outlined in small white details. This is contrasted with the head...

  • Petits Sous, Que Deviendrez-Vous? [What will Become of you, Little Pennies?]

    Petits Sous, Que Deviendrez-Vous? [What will Become of you, Little Pennies?]

    (posters) Made by: Bangléy, Sim (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 12879

    whole: eight images occupy the majority, each held within a narrow black border. The title is separate and positioned along the top edge, in black. The text is separate and positioned beneath each image, in black. All set against a white background....

  • Protest der Deutschen Frauen Gegen die Farbige Besatzung am Rhein [German Women’s Protest Against the Coloured Occupation Troops
on the Rhine]

    Protest der Deutschen Frauen Gegen die Farbige Besatzung am Rhein [German Women’s Protest Against the Coloured Occupation Troops on the Rhine]

    (posters) Made by: Riemer, Walter (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 8515

    whole: the image occupies the majority of the upper two-thirds, with the title separate and positioned in the lower half, in red and black gothic script. All set against a white background. image: a caricatured depiction of an African soldier sitting on...

  • Gun Preparation

    Gun Preparation

    (art) Made by: Cheffer, Henri Lucien

    Art.IWM ART 15596

    image: a view of a heavy howitzer mounted on a purpose built railway carriage. French gunners busy themselves on the gun platform, whilst others carry equipment, including two men lifting a large narrow box, possibly containing shells. Smoke rises from...

  • Soldiers and a Cannon

    Soldiers and a Cannon

    (art) Made by: Cheffer, Henri Lucien 1915

    Art.IWM ART 6474

    image: a French artillery team manoeuvre a heavy gun into a prepared position. Two men to the left adjust the elevation of the gun's barrel, whilst men at either end of the gun manoeuvre it with large rods. The position is well sandbagged and there...

  • The Guns

    The Guns

    (art) Made by: Cheffer, Henri Lucien

    Art.IWM ART 15595

    image: a side on view of a huge heavy artillery gun mounted on a railway carriage. The French gun team are busy making adjustments to the barrel's elevation, whilst other French soldiers stand before the railway track. In the background another...

  • Debout dans la Tranchée [Standing in the Trench]

    Debout dans la Tranchée [Standing in the Trench]

    (posters) Made by: Droit, Jean (Undefined) 1917

    Art.IWM PST 3976

    whole: the image is positioned in the upper half, held within a black border. The text is placed below in light brown. image: a three-quarter length depiction of a French 'poilu' standing in a trench, his face lit by the dawn light. text: Lieut...

  • ah! J'ai messe; "t'y vas! t'es pas louf?"; "Y a pas - j'ai promis un casque boche à la p'tite homme du 3e"

    ah! J'ai messe; "t'y vas! t'es pas louf?"; "Y a pas - j'ai promis un casque boche à la p'tite homme du 3e"

    (art) Made by: Steinlen, Théophile Alexandre

    Art.IWM BUTE 448

    image: a French infantryman goes over the top through a gap in the barbed wire into No Man's Land from a front line trench, one of his comrades standing in the trench trying to persuade him otherwise. From the accompanying text it appears the...

  • Debout les Morts!... (8 Avril 1915)

    Debout les Morts!... (8 Avril 1915)

    (art) Made by: Jonas, Lucien 1915

    Art.IWM BUTE 352

    image: a bare-headed French 'poilu' urges a group of his comrades to attack a group of German infantrymen and die heroically. Alongside him are four fellow French infantrymen, one of whom is wounded, along with a few dead or dying comrades. The...

  • Danse Macabre 3.  Les Coups de Sonde.  Merde

    Danse Macabre 3. Les Coups de Sonde. Merde

    (art) Made by: Boutet, Henri 1916-10-22

    Art.IWM BUTE 167

    image: A French Poilu moves along a narrow trench in profile left to right across the composition. He clutches his rifle tightly at the breach with his right hand. The right sleeve of his tunic is rolled to below the elbow. His left hand grasps a...

  • La Grande Guerre - Morts au Champ d'Honneur

    La Grande Guerre - Morts au Champ d'Honneur

    (art) Made by: Benito, Edouard-Garcia 1915

    Art.IWM BUTE 92

    image: A centrally positioned Marianne wearing red Phrygian cap and a two-toned blue dress, sunburst behind her head, holds with extended arms the tricolour and laurel branches behind two French heroes. To the left of the viewer La Tour d'Auvergne (...

  • Vent d'est; les salauds - ils nous empoisonnement le printemps

    Vent d'est; les salauds - ils nous empoisonnement le printemps

    (art) Made by: Steinlen, Théophile Alexandre 1916

    Art.IWM BUTE 445

    image: two veteran French infantrymen stand in a front line trench looking out at the barbed wire and a cloud of smoke over No Man's Land. The smoky cloud is poison gas, which the two men are expecting to be used against them by German forces in the...

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