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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.

  • 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


    (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


    (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.