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  • Wire

    Wire

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul

    Art.IWM ART 2705

    Image: a devastated landscape, pocked with rain-filled shell-holes. A shattered tree stands to the right, the tree and the whole foreground dominated by a dense web of barbed wire. The sky is a dramatic contrast between white and purplish red coloured...

  • A Stretcher-bearer Rescuing a Man Who Has Been Buried Alive

    A Stretcher-bearer Rescuing a Man Who Has Been Buried Alive

    (art) Made by: Spare, Austin O

    Art.IWM ART 3628

    image: a British stretcher-bearer, standing to the left, grasps the hand of a man who has been buried alive. Apart from his hand, the man is completely concealed underneath the dead bodies of two German infantrymen and various debris. They are in...

  • A Peace Conference at the Quai d'Orsay

    A Peace Conference at the Quai d'Orsay

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1919

    Art.IWM ART 2855

    image: Delegates sitting and standing around a table. Behind them is a highly ornate and gilded room with chandeliers, cherubs, and a statue of Victory above the fireplace.

  • The Doctor

    The Doctor

    (art) Made by: Nevinson, C R W 1916

    Art.IWM ART 725

    image: Doctors and medical orderlies are treating injured soldiers in an open building with straw on the floor. One patient, stripped to the waist, is sitting up on a stretcher while a doctor inspects a loosely dressed wound to his head. Next to him a...

  • TOPICAL BUDGET 223-2 (items) [Main Title]

    TOPICAL BUDGET 223-2 (items) [Main Title]

    (film) Made by: War Office (Production sponsor) 1915-12-04

    NTB 223-2

    I. Belgian Cavalry in training.

  • THE RIFLE BRIGADE [Main Title]

    THE RIFLE BRIGADE [Main Title]

    (film) Made by: War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor) 1918-02

    IWM 416

    2nd Battalion, the Rifle Brigade, on the Western Front, autumn 1917.

  • TOPICAL BUDGET 221-1 (item) [Main Title]

    TOPICAL BUDGET 221-1 (item) [Main Title]

    (film) Made by: War Office (Production sponsor) 1915-11-17

    NTB 221-1

    Belgian sappers build pontoon bridge.

  • THE WEST RIDING REGIMENT [Main Title]

    THE WEST RIDING REGIMENT [Main Title]

    (film) Made by: War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor) 1918-02

    IWM 404

    Probably a regular battalion of the West Riding Regiment on the Western Front, autumn 1917.

  • The Late Lieut Richard D Sandford, VC, RN : 1918

    The Late Lieut Richard D Sandford, VC, RN : 1918

    (art) Made by: McEvoy, Ambrose 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1330

    image: A half length portrait of Richard Sandford VC in naval uniform.

  • THE IMMORTAL STORY OF ZEEBRUGGE [Main Title]

    THE IMMORTAL STORY OF ZEEBRUGGE [Main Title]

    (film) Made by: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor) 1918

    IWM 656b

    I. A retrospective on the Zeebrugge raid of 22nd-23rd April 1918, made at the end of the First World War.

  • Ireland's War Map

    Ireland's War Map

    (posters) Made by: A H (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 13640

    whole: the three images are positioned in the upper two-thirds, each held within a narrow black border, and set against a green background. The title is separate and positioned along the top edge, in pink outlined black. The text is separate and...

  • Have You any Women-folk Worth Defending?

    Have You any Women-folk Worth Defending?

    (posters) Made by: Unknown (Undefined) 1915-03

    Art.IWM PST 13625

    whole: the image is positioned in the centre, set against a white circular background. The title is separate and positioned in the upper third, in white cursive script. The text is partially integrated and positioned in the lower third, also in white...

  • Private Papers of W L Britton

    Private Papers of W L Britton

    (private papers) Made by: Britton, William Lewis

    Documents.7161

    Catalogue date 1977-08

  • California House for Disabled Belgian Soldiers

    California House for Disabled Belgian Soldiers

    (posters) Made by: de Smet, Leon (Undefined) 1916

    Art.IWM PST 10908

    whole: the image occupies the majority, with the title and text separate and positioned across the bottom edge, in black. image: three-quarter length depiction of a wounded Belgian soldier, with a crutch under his left arm, who is being supported by a...

  • Kemilly Hill

    Kemilly Hill

    (art) Made by: Lawson, Cecil Constant Philip

    Art.IWM ART 5897

    image: A view up a hill ravaged by artillery fire. Shattered bare tree trunks, some uprooted, scatter the landscape exposing the churned up soil.

  • 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...

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1916-06

    Q 687

    The clock removed from its case by the Germans before evacuating the Chateau; June 1916. Location unknown.

  • The Road to Peace : Design for Tapestry

    The Road to Peace : Design for Tapestry

    (art) Made by: Bayes, Walter 1919

    Art.IWM ART 2753

    image: A wintry wartime scene with British soldiers, some on horseback and some injured, standing and sitting on the snow covered ground by the side of a pond or lake. One of the horses drinks at the water's edge. There is a bomb-damaged building in...

  • Britain's Battle for Freedom

    Britain's Battle for Freedom

    (posters) Made by: Unknown (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 5093

    whole: the title is positioned above centre, in white outlined black. The text is positioned above and below, in black and in white. All set against a grey background. image: text only. text: Help to end the War by enlisting in the gallant British Army,...

  • Towers of Ypres from the Prison

    Towers of Ypres from the Prison

    (art) Made by: Handley-Read, Edward

    Art.IWM ART 182

    image: a view across the bomb damaged remains of Ypres in Belgium. The heavily damaged towers of the famous Cloth Hall rise up behind the dark roofs of the surrounding houses.

  • Explosion of Mine in front of Ploegsteert Wood, June 1915

    Explosion of Mine in front of Ploegsteert Wood, June 1915

    (art) Made by: Rose, Geoffrey K 1915-06

    Art.IWM ART 4803

    image: a sketch of a mine exploding, sending a large cloud of earth skywards. A cheval de frise is on the ground to the right.

  • A Tree-stump

    A Tree-stump

    (art) Made by: Kennington, Eric Henri 1919

    Art.IWM ART 5052

    image: a damaged tree stump fills the centre of the composition, a few clumps of grass and poppies growing in the ground immediately surrounding it. Behind the landscape appears featureless.

  • A BRCS Motor Driver

    A BRCS Motor Driver

    (art) Made by: Spare, Austin O

    Art.IWM ART 3269

    image: a three quarter length portrait of a British Red Cross motor ambulance driver, standing directly in front of his vehicle. He wears BRCS uniform, with BRC insignia on his lower left arm, the rank of Sergeant on his upper arms and red cross markings...

  • Why Britain is at War

    Why Britain is at War

    (posters) Made by: Unknown (Undefined) 1914-12

    Art.IWM PST 0948

    whole: the title is placed across the top, with the arranged over the remainder, in black against a plain white background. A small image is positioned by the left edge. image: a British soldier stands facing right with his rifle shouldered. text: WHY...

  • Le Foyer du Soldat [Soldiers’ Hostels]

    Le Foyer du Soldat [Soldiers’ Hostels]

    (posters) Made by: Unknown (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 12674

    whole: the title and text occupy the centre and lower centre, in black, with the image forming a decorative border. All set against a white background. image: two classical columns supporting a heavily decorated architrave. The flags of the Allied...

  • A Reminder

    A Reminder

    (posters) Made by: Unknown (Undefined) 1917

    Art.IWM PST 13557

    whole: the image is positioned in the centre and upper centre, held within a narrow black area. The title is separate and positioned along the top edge, in yellow, held within a black area. The text is separate and occupies the majority, in black, and in...

  • THE GERMAN INVASION OF BELGIUM AND FRANCE, AUGUST-NOVEMBER 1914

    THE GERMAN INVASION OF BELGIUM AND FRANCE, AUGUST-NOVEMBER 1914

    (photographs) Made by: Press Agency photographer

    Q 53287

    Members of the Belgian German Atrocities Commission. Left to right - Count Louis de Lichterwelde (Honorary Secretary), M. de Sadeler (State Minister), M. Carton de Wiarte (Minister of Justice) and Mr. Hymans (Liberal Leader and State Minister).

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918.

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918.

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1916-05

    Q 597

    Presentation of medals by General Herbert Plumer, the Commander of the Second Army. Photograph probably taken in May 1916.

  • A Million Pounds a Week - is the approximate value of Salvage in the British Armies in France

    A Million Pounds a Week - is the approximate value of Salvage in the British Armies in France

    (posters) Made by: Hudson, Gerald C (Undefined) 1918-10

    Art.IWM PST 13408

    whole: the image occupies the majority, held within a black border. The title is separate and positioned across the top edge, in black. The text is separate and positioned across the top edge and across the bottom edge, also in black. image: three...

  • London Coliseum - Great Entertainment

    London Coliseum - Great Entertainment

    (posters) Made by: Unknown (Undefined) 1917-12-01

    Art.IWM PST 10944

    whole: the title is positioned across the top, in blue. The subtitle is positioned in the upper quarter, in red. The text is positioned over the whole, in blue and in red. All set against a plain white background. image: text only. text: LONDON COLISEUM...

  • Vlamertinghe Church, August 24 1917

    Vlamertinghe Church, August 24 1917

    (art) Made by: Rose, Geoffrey K 1917-08-24

    Art.IWM ART 4898

    image: a view across a field and past trees to the bomb damaged Vlamertinghe Church.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Engineers No 1 Printing Company

    Q 229

    Presentation of medals to troops of the 56th Infantry Brigade.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Engineers No 1 Printing Company

    Q 236

    British troops at the recreation hut at the 11th British Corps School. Soldiers are from a variety of units including Machine Gun Corps, East Surrey, North Staffordshire, Hampshire, Royal Dublin Fusiliers and Royal Sussex Regiments.

  • The Cloth Hall, Ypres, 1919

    The Cloth Hall, Ypres, 1919

    (art) Made by: Paterson, Emily M 1919

    Art.IWM ART 4756

    image: a view of the ruined walls of a the medieval Cloth Hall in Ypres, with piles of rubble in the foreground.

  • Last Post

    Last Post

    (sound) Made by: BBC Radio (recorder) 1984

    8567

    Music entitled 'Last Post'; recorded at Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium. 1984.

  • Dressing the Wounded During a Gas Attack

    Dressing the Wounded During a Gas Attack

    (art) Made by: Spare, Austin O

    Art.IWM ART 3635

    image: a wounded British infantryman has his left leg dressed by a man of the Royal Army Medical Corps. Both men wear gas masks as a gas attack is in progress. The wounded man sits beside a bomb damaged tree stump, the RAMC man sitting at his feet with...

  • Nursing Home the Straggler

    Nursing Home the Straggler

    (art) Made by: Arnold, Norman G 1919

    Art.IWM ART 1930

    image: an aerial view of a squadron of British Bristol F2B fighter biplanes accompanying a damaged aircraft home. The planes fly above the clouds, and in the distance the sun has set on the horizon.

  • The Menin Road

    The Menin Road

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul 1919

    Art.IWM ART 2242

    image: A devastated battlefield pocked with rain-filled shell-holes, flooded trenches and shattered trees lit by unearthly beams of light from an apocalyptic sky. Two figures pick their way along a tree-lined road, the road punctuated by shell-holes and...

  • Grand Festival Militaire Belge [Grand Belgian Military Festival]

    Grand Festival Militaire Belge [Grand Belgian Military Festival]

    (posters) Made by: Unknown (Undefined) 1916

    Art.IWM PST 12632

    whole: a long landscape format, with the text, in dark blue, set over a light yellow background hand-tinted with orange horizontal bands. image: text only. text: TROCADÉRO DIMANCHE 31 DÉCEMBRE 1916, à 2 heures GRAND FESTIVAL MILITAIRE BELGE Organisée au...

  • A Ruined Medieval Building on the Western Front

    A Ruined Medieval Building on the Western Front

    (art) Made by: Holden, WFC 1919

    Art.IWM ART 17283

    image: a view through the arches of a heavily bomb damaged medieval building towards the building's tower. In the foreground lies a pile of debris and fallen pillars, while roofless walls extend on either side.

  • 'Thou Shalt Not Steal'

    'Thou Shalt Not Steal'

    (art) Made by: Sargent, John Singer 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1609

    Image: Two British soldiers picking apples in an orchard. The soldier on the left bites into the fruit as he looks around him, while the other, wearing a kilt, leans up to pick from the higher branches.

  • THE RACE TO THE SEA, SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 1914

    THE RACE TO THE SEA, SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 1914

    (photographs) Made by: Press Agency photographer 1914-10-13

    Q 53323

    British cavalry troops resting in a field. Belgium, 13 October 1914.

  • 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.

  • Belgian Canal Boat Fund

    Belgian Canal Boat Fund

    (posters) Made by: Hassall, John (Undefined) 1916-10

    Art.IWM PST 10909

    whole: the image occupies the whole, with the title and text integrated and positioned across the lower quarter, in black. image: a Belgian peasant woman and a young girl sit by the side of a canal, both with their heads bowed, consoling each other. With...

  • THE US ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT 1917-1918

    THE US ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT 1917-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Engineers No 1 Printing Company

    Q 212

    American Officers at 11th British Corps School. (Stokes Mortars).

  • Lying and Sitting Cases

    Lying and Sitting Cases

    (art) Made by: Spare, Austin O

    Art.IWM ART 3642

    image: a wounded soldier lies on a stretcher covered in a dark grey blanket, his right arm out by his side and his eyes closed, suggesting he is asleep. Another wounded man with his hand bandaged sits immediately behind, his hands on his lap, looking...

  • Messines, 1916: the RAMC attending the wounded

    Messines, 1916: the RAMC attending the wounded

    (art) Made by: Spare, Austin O 1916

    Art.IWM ART 3631

    image: a view across the devastated Messines battlefield. On the left, two men of the Royal Army Medical Corps tend to a man with a wounded right leg, one man holding a cup to the patient's lips. In the centre of the composition a stretcher-bearer...

  • A LA GLOIRE DU TROUPIER BELGE 2 PARTIE [Main Title]

    A LA GLOIRE DU TROUPIER BELGE 2 PARTIE [Main Title]

    (film) 1919

    IWM 1051

    Belgian film of general activity by their own forces in Flanders, Western Front, 1916-1917.

  • Passing Bells - Untitled 10

    Passing Bells - Untitled 10

    (art) Made by: Walker, John 1998

    Art.IWM ART 16744 15

    image: a dead soldier, with stumpy arms and his head seemingly covered in a bandage, is suspended over the branch of a bare tree stump.

  • Passing Bells - Untitled 21

    Passing Bells - Untitled 21

    (art) Made by: Walker, John 1998

    Art.IWM ART 16744 26

    image: one soldier, with an over-sized head the shape of a sheep's skull, carries a wounded comrade on his shoulders. The wounded man has a rounded head, as if bandaged, and his arms are stump-like.

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