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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...

  • Study for a Trench Mortar Firing at Evening. (No 3910)

    Study for a Trench Mortar Firing at Evening. (No 3910)

    (art) Made by: Nash, John

    Art.IWM ART 3914

    image: a squared up sketch of four British soldiers manning a trench mortar position in a wood. The four men form a human chain from right to the left, the man on the right taking mortars from a stack under the parapet and passing them along, with the...

  • 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 Gun At Thélus

    A Gun At Thélus

    (art) Made by: John, Augustus E

    Art.IWM ART 3997

    image: a British artillery position, with one heavy gun and two gunners shrouded by camouflage netting suspended from thin poles. The gun is protected by a wall of sandbags and a large number of shells are lined up in the foreground.

  • 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.

  • An Observer

    An Observer

    (art) Made by: Handley-Read, Edward 1915

    Art.IWM ART 178

    image: a British infantryman on observation duty in a trench on the Western Front. The man stands at a heavily sandbagged parapet looking through a loophole out into No Man's Land. He stands with his back to the viewer, his rifle, with bayonet...

  • Over the Top
'Britain's Efforts and Ideals'; Making Soldiers

    Over the Top 'Britain's Efforts and Ideals'; Making Soldiers

    (art) Made by: Kennington, Eric Henri

    Art.IWM ART 671

    image: a British infantryman about to climb over the top of the parapet into No Man's Land, as part of an attack. He stands within a duckboarded trench, various equipment on the ground beside him. In the background, several of his comrades have...

  • 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...