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  • Human Sacrifice: In an operating theatre

    Human Sacrifice: In an operating theatre

    (art) Made by: Williamson, Harold Sandys 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1471

    image: The interior of an operating theatre with three large windows running across the length of the wall behind. A man, lying on the operating table in the centre, is being anaesthetised by an orderly sitting at his head. The surgeon stands above the...

  • The Dance of Death - Death Refuses

    The Dance of Death - Death Refuses

    (art) Made by: Smith, Percy Delf

    Art.IWM ART 16640 (6)

    image: a scene showing the bottom of a dark trench. A dying British infantryman lies entangled with his dying companion, both wearing gas masks. He raises his arm in supplication towards the departing figure of Death, dressed in a cloak, who turns his...

  • A Death among the Wounded in the Snow

    A Death among the Wounded in the Snow

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William

    Art.IWM ART 2985

    image: A group of wounded soldiers gathered around a dead soldier. The body lies facing the viewer, eyes closed and mouth open pain; he is still lying on a stretcher, his steel helmet on his chest. An orderly is about to cover his face with a fold of...

  • Poilu and Tommy

    Poilu and Tommy

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2959

    image: A French orderly carrying a wounded British soldier on his back. They move through swirling smoke, and a light shines from the right of the composition casting their shadows on the earth behind.

  • The Interior of a Hospital Tent

    The Interior of a Hospital Tent

    (art) Made by: Sargent, John Singer 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1611

    Image: the interior of a hospital tent with campbeds lining the side. Many of the beds are occupied and covered with brown or red blankets. One soldier lies propped up on pillows reading, another sleeps turned on his side the light from the open tent...

  • A Man with a Cigarette

    A Man with a Cigarette

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2953

    Image: A gaunt, shell-shocked and wounded British soldier stands in a trench, smoking a cigarette. He has a jacket and shirt draped over his shoulders covering his right arm, a tin helmet, and a bandage on his leg.

  • Signallers

    Signallers

    (art) Made by: Roberts, William 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1167

    image: a scene with six British signallers laying a wire in a trench. The two men in the centre appear to be shouting at one another, perhaps as a result of the noise of artillery fire, and the others look on, transfixed in their pose. A wounded man lies...

  • Saline Infusion: An incident in the British Red Cross Hospital, Arc-en-Barrois, 1915

    Saline Infusion: An incident in the British Red Cross Hospital, Arc-en-Barrois, 1915

    (art) Made by: Tonks, Henry 1915

    Art.IWM ART 1918

    image: A patient undergoing a saline infusion on a hospital ward in northern France. The wounded man lies in bed propped up on pillows, his taut upper body and tight neck muscles revealing the pain he experiences as the doctor sitting beside him appears...

  • Operating on a Slightly Wounded Man in a Regimental Aid Post

    Operating on a Slightly Wounded Man in a Regimental Aid Post

    (art) Made by: Spare, Austin O

    Art.IWM ART 2766

    image: A scene in a Regimental Aid Post in a trench. There are three wounded men; two lie still on stretchers, while the other grimaces as the doctor treats his head wound. A medical orderly kneels to the left of the composition, observing the procedure.

  • Removing the Wounded, 60 Yards from the Enemy

    Removing the Wounded, 60 Yards from the Enemy

    (art) Made by: Williamson, Harold Sandys 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1477

    image: four British stretcher bearers lift up a wounded man lying on a stretcher from a trench up to ground level. Behind them another British soldier stands holding a Red Cross flag. All of the men are exposing themselves to the possibility of enemy...

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