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  • Untitled May 1991 [Gulf War Work]

    Untitled May 1991 [Gulf War Work]

    (art) Made by: Al-Ani, Jananne (Artist) 1991

    Art.IWM ART 16417

    Jananne Al-Ani was born in Iraq to an Arab father and an Irish mother. She has lived in Britain since 1980. Here she explores her reaction to the Gulf War in 1991, watching events develop through the media, and simultaneously as someone directly affected...

  • Bolan Market

    Bolan Market

    (art) Made by: Neville, Mark 2011

    Art.IWM ART 17631

    The film is shot from a British Army vehicle moving through an Afghan market. The film captures the varying responses of the Afghans to the British troops as they patrol, and at times the shadow of the vehicle can clearly be seen as it passes. The artist...

  • Iron Cenotaph

    Iron Cenotaph

    (art) Made by: Milow, Keith 1979

    Art.IWM ART 16397

    No description available

  • Victorious and Defeated

    Victorious and Defeated

    (art) Made by: Hill, Derek

    Art.IWM ART 15529

    image: depictions of two nude sculptural male figures. To the left, one is illuminated in white light and sits serenely representing the victorious. To the right, the second figure sits leaning over awkwardly, shrouded in darkness.

  • 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.

  • Mildmay Grove looking to the South West

    Mildmay Grove looking to the South West

    (art) Made by: Rimmington, Eric 1985

    Art.IWM ART 16802 7

    image: A view across a tree-lined road to a high wall bordering a railway cutting. The wall has grafitti on it which reads 'Nuclear state = Police state' followed by an anarchy symbol and then 'One World'. Behind the wall to the right...

  • Untitled 1985 (Death and the Bulldozer with Three Drummers)

    Untitled 1985 (Death and the Bulldozer with Three Drummers)

    (art) Made by: Sandle, Michael 1985

    Art.IWM ART 16023

    image: three military drummers, with strange animal-like heads, parade in a row alongside a bulldozer that is driven by a skeletal Death. The ground appears littered with rubble and the debris of war.

  • Untitled 1985 (Death and the Bulldozer)

    Untitled 1985 (Death and the Bulldozer)

    (art) Made by: Sandle, Michael 1985

    Art.IWM ART 16022

    image: a skeletal Death drives a bulldozer through the rubble, debris and detritus of war. Bricks, metal struts and tyres litter the ground and there is a flaming object on the right.

  • Submarine Monument/Sunken Version

    Submarine Monument/Sunken Version

    (art) Made by: Sandle, Michael 1976

    Art.IWM ART 15273

    image: a design for a submarine monument. A submarine structure, surrounded by semi-circular shapes, is placed alongside a pillared stone structure in the background. It is seen from a slightly elevated position.

  • Untitled 1985 (Death and the Bulldozer with Drummers)

    Untitled 1985 (Death and the Bulldozer with Drummers)

    (art) Made by: Sandle, Michael 1985

    Art.IWM ART 16025

    image: a skeletal Death drives a bulldozer pushing a pile of war debris and rubble before it. Either side of the vehicle are military drummers with animal-like heads, the figures to the right with heads like horses.

  • Untitled 1985 (Two Drummers, Death and the Bulldozer)

    Untitled 1985 (Two Drummers, Death and the Bulldozer)

    (art) Made by: Sandle, Michael 1985

    Art.IWM ART 16026

    image: two military drummers, with strange animal-like heads, parade in a row alongside a bulldozer that is driven by a skeletal Death. The ground appears littered with rubble and the debris of war.

  • Untitled 1985 (Death and the Bulldozer with Drummers)

    Untitled 1985 (Death and the Bulldozer with Drummers)

    (art) Made by: Sandle, Michael 1985

    Art.IWM ART 16024

    image: a skeletal Death drives a bulldozer directly towards the viewer, pushing a pile of war debris and rubble before it. Marching on either side of the vehicle are military drummers with animal-like heads, forming a deathly procession.

  • Ausstellung von Plakaten für die Achte Kriegsanleihe [Exhibition of Posters for the Eighth War Loan]

    Ausstellung von Plakaten für die Achte Kriegsanleihe [Exhibition of Posters for the Eighth War Loan]

    (posters) Made by: Haale, G (Undefined) 1918

    Art.IWM PST 12280

    whole: the image covers the whole, with the title and text integrated and placed over the lower third, in white and orange. image: a German infantryman, seated within a trench and below a sniper rifle butt, sketches on to a large drawing board. text: G....

  • A Line of Retreat, 1997: Clay Feet

    A Line of Retreat, 1997: Clay Feet

    (art) Made by: O'Donoghue, Hughie 1996

    Art.IWM ART 16700 (9)

    image: an abstract image consisting of predominantly red tones set against a dark background.

  • A Line of Retreat, 1997: Getting out at Cherbourg

    A Line of Retreat, 1997: Getting out at Cherbourg

    (art) Made by: O'Donoghue, Hughie 1996

    Art.IWM ART 16700 (10)

    image: an abstract image predominantly consisting of navy blue and yellowish tones.

  • A Line of Retreat, 1997: A Road West

    A Line of Retreat, 1997: A Road West

    (art) Made by: O'Donoghue, Hughie 1996

    Art.IWM ART 16700 (7)

    image: an abstract image with dark brown, dark green, rusty orange and cream colouring.

  • A Line of Retreat, 1997: Death or Glory I

    A Line of Retreat, 1997: Death or Glory I

    (art) Made by: O'Donoghue, Hughie 1996

    Art.IWM ART 16700 (2)

    image: an abstract dark brown, grey and cream image possibley suggestive of a skull.

  • A Line of Retreat, 1997: Death or Glory II

    A Line of Retreat, 1997: Death or Glory II

    (art) Made by: O'Donoghue, Hughie 1996

    Art.IWM ART 16700 (3)

    image: a dark green abstract image; the yellowish form to the left suggesting a skull.

  • A Line of Retreat, 1997: Crossing the Seine

    A Line of Retreat, 1997: Crossing the Seine

    (art) Made by: O'Donoghue, Hughie 1996

    Art.IWM ART 16700 (8)

    image: an abstract image with shades of purple, dark blue and grey colouring.

  • Rejoice, Rejoice 1983

    Rejoice, Rejoice 1983

    (art) Made by: Peel, Michael 1983

    Art.IWM ART 15654 2

    image: the design of the British Union Jack flag, with the crosses of the flag comprised of photographic images of an actual Union Jack, a screw and various leads and cables. The words 'Next of Kin will be Informed' are in upper case along the...

  • The Visitation

    The Visitation

    (art) Made by: de Francia, Peter 1989

    Art.IWM ART 16371

    image: four soldiers lie and sit underneath a shelter made of camouflaged sheeting to the left, three of the men sleeping. The fourth, writing a letter, stares in disbelief at a figure on the right, who brandishes a skull taken from a basket that he...

  • Two Blue Car Doors

    Two Blue Car Doors

    (art) Made by: Woodrow, Bill 1981

    Art.IWM ART 15493

    image: a blue car door, with the exterior surface cut away, is mounted on the wall. An AK-47 machine-gun (simulation) hangs suspended from a metal ribbon which has been cut out of the material from the door. Another ribbon of metal runs from the gun to...

  • Salon des Armées [Salon of the Armies]

    Salon des Armées [Salon of the Armies]

    (posters) Made by: Charriére, E M (Undefined) 1916

    Art.IWM PST 11113

    whole: the image covers the main, with the title and text placed separately below in black. image: a French soldier stands at the entrance of his dug-out holding a sketch pad and pencil. He looks towards a ruined church tower in the background left. text...

  • With the Melting of the Snows

    With the Melting of the Snows

    (art) Made by: Coldwell, Paul (Undefined) 1998

    Art.IWM ART 16663

    image: The book (48pp) is part of an installation conceived by the artist in response to the final BBC broadcast by Martin Bell from Bosnia. It is divided into four sections: Section 1: consists of images derived from photographs taken in Ljublijana...

  • Double Camouflage/ The Last Veteran

    Double Camouflage/ The Last Veteran

    (art) Made by: Arnold, Raymond 1998

    Art.IWM ART 16743 9

    image: A brown oval in an abstract linear lace design with two large circles cut out across the centre. The background is the same abstract lace design in black. Two parts of the background, to the right of the top half and left of the lower half,...

  • Blood and Bone/ Haemorrhage Poem

    Blood and Bone/ Haemorrhage Poem

    (art) Made by: Arnold, Raymond 1998

    Art.IWM ART 16743 10

    image: An oval design of a central panel of floral lace surrounded by a heavier border of lace with roses. The left half of the picture is in red and black, the right half in a darker maroon red and black.

  • Penetration Zen/ When Two Bullets Collide

    Penetration Zen/ When Two Bullets Collide

    (art) Made by: Arnold, Raymond 1998

    Art.IWM ART 16743 8

    image: The two halves of the work mirror each other. Each has a background of a lace patterned grid, with an irregular block of beige colour. There are two horizontal lines running across each half that meet in the centre on the design. The left half is...

  • Fünfte Kunstausstellung - Deutscher Künstler Verband [Fifth Art Exhibition - German Artist's Federation]

    Fünfte Kunstausstellung - Deutscher Künstler Verband [Fifth Art Exhibition - German Artist's Federation]

    (posters) Made by: Gasch, Walther (Undefined) 1918

    Art.IWM PST 11266

    whole: the image occupies the upper two-thirds, with the title and accompanying text positioned below in dark brown. All are set against a plain white background. image: a muscular hand grips the throat of a large snake. text: WALTHER GASCH. 5....

  • Reprisal

    Reprisal

    (art) Made by: Currie, Ken 1991

    Art.IWM ART 16427

    image: a bare-chested and pot-bellied man wearing a cone-shaped hat in the process of striking another person, who kneels on the ground with their head covered. The man executing the punishment brandishes what could be a machete or a curved stick of some...

  • Follow the Fuhrer Above the Clouds, 1942

    Follow the Fuhrer Above the Clouds, 1942

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 7226

    image: a surreal depiction of a squadron of German aircraft flying over a sunlit cloudscape, accompanied by a huge flying shark.

  • Follow the Fuhrer, Over the Snows

    Follow the Fuhrer, Over the Snows

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul 1942

    Art.IWM ART 15646

    image: an apocalyptic vision of a horde of screaming skulls rising up from the depths of the landscape. Included in the centre is a cut out of Hitler's open mouth, moustache and nose, incorporating a collage element into the composition. The ground...

  • The Great Convoy to North Africa, 1942

    The Great Convoy to North Africa, 1942

    (art) Made by: Eurich, Richard Ernst 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 3477

    image: Panoramic view of a convoy heading for the Atlantic seen from the shore and through a pair of binoculars held by a pair of disembodied hands in centre of composition, highlighting two Naval destroyers accompanying the convoy

  • Falklands War Triptych

    Falklands War Triptych

    (art) Made by: Roberts, Diane 1982

    Art.IWM ART 16461 1 - 3

    image: A triptych depicting a series of overlapping images of figures and faces relating to the Falklands conflict. A depiction of Margaret Thatcher is included in the central section. In the section on the right are included a line of British sailors, a...

  • Victory March 1980

    Victory March 1980

    (art) Made by: Gilbert & George

    Art.IWM ART 15375

    During the 1970s and 1980s, Gilbert and George addressed social, sexual and political issues in large scale, multi- panelled photographic works. Between 1980 and 1982 they used images of London war memorials and marching troops to confront their...

  • With Singing Hearts and Throaty Roarings...., 1983

    With Singing Hearts and Throaty Roarings...., 1983

    (art) Made by: McFadyen, Jock 1983

    Art.IWM ART 16248

    image: A series of figures, with only their heads and shoulders visible, are gathered together at a dockside with a warship recently returned from the Falklands looming over them in the background. There is a coffin covered with a British Union Jack flag...

  • The Angels of Destruction

    The Angels of Destruction

    (art) Made by: Adams, Norman

    Art.IWM ART 17276

    image: Above a limbless figure sitting in an abstracted cityscape, blue cruciform shapes marked with RAF roundels fly in a sky crossed with pink and yellow searchlights.

  • 'Rifle and Helmet'

    'Rifle and Helmet'

    (posters) Made by: Sala, Josep

    Art.IWM PST 8472

    image: A photograph of a helmet hanging by its chinstrap from the bayonet fixing of a rifle. The background is grey, with a white irregular shape highlighting the area behind the helmet. text: [No title text] Editat per la Comissaria de Propaganda de la...

  • 2nd and 3rd May - The Belgrano

    2nd and 3rd May - The Belgrano

    (art) Made by: Kirkwood, John 1990

    Art.IWM ART 16583

    image: A large red door-bell is collaged onto the canvas. It is surrounded by a thick splattering of red paint which drips down onto a group of men at the base of the composition. Their heads and shoulders float in a dark background, their faces are...

  • Stop the War Coalition Poster Number 8 [War Kills]

    Stop the War Coalition Poster Number 8 [War Kills]

    (posters) Made by: Steadman, Ralph (Undefined) 2003

    Art.IWM PST 8861

    whole: The poster has a white background. Across the top of the sheet is a line of green type with a green and black circular logo in the upper right corner. The majority of the page is filled by the image. Below the image is a large line of black type...

  • The Soldier

    The Soldier

    (art) Made by: Crosbie, William 1943

    Art.IWM ART 16838

    image: a soldier lying on the ground, entangled in barbed wire. Behind him is a broken tree trunk and a seascape with gulls flying overhead.

  • 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 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.

  • Lancastria

    Lancastria

    (art) Made by: O'Donoghue, Hughie

    Art.IWM ART 16790

    image: A sepia toned photographic image of the SS Lancastria sinking at St Nazaire. The surface of the image has been modified with colour and texture giving the sky an orange glow and appearance of smoke. The name of the ship has been written across the...

  • Passing Bells - Untitled 20

    Passing Bells - Untitled 20

    (art) Made by: Walker, John 1998

    Art.IWM ART 16744 25

    image: the merged figures of two soldiers in uniform, one with only stumps for arms and a bandaged head, the other with a sheep's skull as a head.

  • 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.

  • Skull in a Landscape

    Skull in a Landscape

    (art) Made by: Burra, Edward 1946

    Art.IWM ART 15554

    image: A ghoulish, skeletal figure wearing a British steel helmet, stalks a featureless landscape against a red sky. The skull-like head has large black eye sockets and a fleshy nose. Its mouth, seen in profile, is the shape of a fish head and spine. The...

  • Anglo Dutch

    Anglo Dutch

    (art) Made by: Tunnard, John 1942

    Art.IWM ART 16736

    image: An abstract image of technological and maritime forms. There is an area of deep red colour on the left of the composition, and a dark hook shape as seen from the side in the centre. Around this there are other small, abstract details.

  • Passing Bells - Untitled 6

    Passing Bells - Untitled 6

    (art) Made by: Walker, John 1998

    Art.IWM ART 16744 11

    image: a wounded soldier kneeling on a horizontal structure. The soldier's head is covered with bandages, the marks on the lines of the bandage suggestive of barbed wire. He is kneeling, but his legs appear only as stumps and he has no discernible...

  • 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.

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