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  • Runaway Horse in an Air-raid alarm, London, Autumn 1939

    Runaway Horse in an Air-raid alarm, London, Autumn 1939

    (art) Made by: Thornycroft, Priscilla (Artist) 1955

    Art.IWM ART 17474

    image: a black horse falls in the gutter as it impales itself on some twisted railings. The horse bears its teeth as blood pours from its throat. In the background is a view along an empty London street.

  • Passing Bells - Untitled 9

    Passing Bells - Untitled 9

    (art) Made by: Walker, John 1998

    Art.IWM ART 16744 14

    image: the figure of a dead or badly wounded soldier beside a shattered tree stump. The soldier's visible leg has been reduced to a stump, as has his left arm.

  • Passing Bells - Untitled 15

    Passing Bells - Untitled 15

    (art) Made by: Walker, John 1998

    Art.IWM ART 16744 20

    image: a depiction of a soldier with an oversized bandaged head, shown side on with a bleak landscape visible behind. A series of marks in the background suggest shattered tree stumps.

  • Void of War

    Void of War

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul 1918

    Art.IWM ART 15514

    image: an angular, almost abstract depiction of a shell-pocked landscape and shattered trees. A duckboard angles its way across the landscape, and driving rain falls from a cloud in the top left corner of the composition.

  • 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...

  • Damaged Steel Girders, Bristol 1941

    Damaged Steel Girders, Bristol 1941

    (art) Made by: Vézelay, Paule 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 7206

    image: An abstract composition of coiled and twisted girders of all sizes.

  • Echo of the Bombardment

    Echo of the Bombardment

    (art) Made by: Vaughan, John Keith 1942

    Art.IWM ART 17439

    image: a surreal moonlit scene featuring a large primeval coiled form in the foreground right. In the background stand the bombed-out shells of two buildings. From the window cavities of each emerge conical forms also reminiscent of prehistoric...

  • Blitzed City with Self-Portrait

    Blitzed City with Self-Portrait

    (art) Made by: Minton, John 1941

    Art.IWM ART 16739

    image: A slender, dark-haired youth with a melancholic gaze leans against a brick pillar. He wears an open-necked shirt and a short jacket with one button fastened. His trouser belt is shown slightly unfastened. Behind him is a cityscape of bombed...

  • Wapping


    (art) Made by: Minton, John 1941

    Art.IWM ART 17174

    image: A slender, head and shoulder self-portrait of the youthful John Minton. He stands in a bomb damaged slum street in Wapping. In the middleground right a female figure wearing a red dress stands in the road with her back to the viewer.

  • War


    (art) Made by: Collins, Cecil 1946

    Art.IWM ART 16407

    image: in the foreground is a weeping face with a shell-like body, beside a flag pole shrouded in a cloud of smoke. On the horizon appear to be hills or mountains, with clouds immediately above and rays of light emanating out from the sun as it meets the...