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  • 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.

  • An Advanced Post, Day

    An Advanced Post, Day

    (art) Made by: Nash, John 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1157

    image: Three British soldiers shelter under a corrugated iron roof in an advanced post. Another soldier sits in the immediate foreground on sentry duty, looking towards one of the stacked rifles on the left, which has a small mirror mounted on the...

  • 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.

  • Machine Gunners

    Machine Gunners

    (art) Made by: Lawson, Cecil Constant Philip

    Art.IWM ART 5890

    image: British soldiers and mules laden with equipment walk along duckboards through a desolate, muddy, battle-scarred landscape. Some of the men carry machine guns. Bare damaged tree trunks scatter the landscape and there are shell holes filled with...

  • 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.

  • 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,...

  • 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...