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  • Ready for FO Duty in an Advance

    Ready for FO Duty in an Advance

    (art) Made by: Bateman, Harry

    Art.IWM ART 6326

    image: An annotated drawing of a Tommy wearing full kit in preparation for forward observation duty. He carries a rifle, a reel of wire, a haversack with rations, a telephone, a bandolier of 50 rounds, mess tin and water bottle, and signal flags.

  • A Group of Soldiers

    A Group of Soldiers

    (art) Made by: Nevinson, C R W 1917

    Art.IWM ART 520

    image: A group of four British soldiers in full kit standing beneath a heavy sky. The two men on the left are locked in discussion, and the third seems to be listening in. The other stands in the front of the composiion, his hand gripping his rifle, his...

  • Major Campbell - 'The Spirit of the Bayonet'

    Major Campbell - 'The Spirit of the Bayonet'

    (art) Made by: Blaikley, Ernest 1916-09-01

    Art.IWM ART 15179 49

    image: portrait of a soldier wearing Scottish headdress

  • The Last Message

    The Last Message

    (art) Made by: Matania, Fortunino 1917

    Art.IWM ART 5192

    image: A soldier in trenchcoat and tin hat kneels in the mud by the side of another soldier who is fatally wounded. He cups his hand to his ear to mask the dying man's words from the noise of battle in the distance. The dying man holds the other...

  • Blargies, Arms, France 1917

    Blargies, Arms, France 1917

    (art) Made by: Chapman, H M 1917

    Art.IWM ART 16557 a

    image: A naive painting on a tin sheet showing a British Army prison camp by a railway line. There is a soldier bearing a rifle in the left of the composition and railway signals in the upper right.

  • Fraternity

    Fraternity

    (art) Made by: John, Augustus E 1920

    Art.IWM ART 3070

    image: A scene with three soldiers standing amongst the rubble of a bombed building. The background seems quite abstract in comparison to their figures. Two of the soldiers, the one on the left looking much younger than the others, tilt their heads close...

  • 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.

  • Paths Of Glory

    Paths Of Glory

    (art) Made by: Nevinson, C R W 1917

    Art.IWM ART 518

    image: The corpses of two dead British soldiers lying face down in the mud among barbed wire. Their helmets and rifles lie in the mud next to them.

  • 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...

  • Zero-Hour

    Zero-Hour

    (art) Made by: Beadle, James Prinsep Barnes 1918

    Art.IWM ART 5131

    image: A trench scene showing a group of soldiers waiting for the signal to go over the top. The central figure looks at his watch, while another soldier looks out over the top of the trench. In the distance are clouds of smoke from shellfire.

  • The Entry of the British Troops into Cambrai

    The Entry of the British Troops into Cambrai

    (art) Made by: Jonas, Lucien

    Art.IWM ART 2278

    image: a column of British infantrymen marching through the bombed streets of Cambrai with the cathedral in the background. A British soldier, in the left foreground, a French flag attached to his fixed bayonet, walks towards the marching men. A child...

  • Adam and Eve at Péronne

    Adam and Eve at Péronne

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1918

    Art.IWM ART 2981

    image: A French peasant girl offers a soldier an apple. They stand in an archway beyond which lies the shell-damaged houses of Péronne. He is wearing full kit, and stands leaning on his rifle. She has a basket hanging from her wrist, wears a headscarf,...

  • A Man Thinking

    A Man Thinking

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2987

    image: A full length sketch of a British soldier in full kit standing and leaning on his rifle. There is a colourful landscape of rolling hills in the background, but the figure and ground on which he stands are in black and white.

  • 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...

  • The Mad Woman of Douai

    The Mad Woman of Douai

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1918

    Art.IWM ART 4671

    image: A scene set in the ruins of a church. The East-facing fall of the apse is all that remains, and the crucifix still intact. A group of peasants stand around a woman sitting on a chair next to a table. She has an expression of horror frozen on her...

  • A Grave in a Trench

    A Grave in a Trench

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2976

    image: A view along the remains of an old trench, scattered with debris. Among the weeds and rocks there is a helmet, a boot, a rifle. A grave with a wooden marker cross stands in the centre of the composition.

  • Interrogation

    Interrogation

    (art) Made by: Dodd, Francis 1919

    Art.IWM ART 2234

    image: A German prisoner-of-war is being interrogated by two British officers. One of the officers is seated at a table scattered with the prisoner's papers, while the other rests his arm on the table edge leaning towards the prisoner, who stands...

  • Frozen Feet: Fleurs

    Frozen Feet: Fleurs

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2395

    image: A sketch of a British soldier sitting dejectedly. He wears full kit, holds his head in hands and has his rifle leaning on his left knee.

  • A Grenadier Guardsman

    A Grenadier Guardsman

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 3045

    image: A half-length portrait of a British soldier set against a deep blue sky. He sits in full kit, his arms resting on his thighs, his rifle gripped firmly in his hands.

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