Imperial War Museum (images)
This comprises three collections: Art of First World War; Art of the Second World War, and a unique collection of proclamations. All the main figures of British art in the twentieth century are represented, from academic painters, like John Singer Sargent and William Orpen, to leading progressive artists, such as Paul Nash, Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland and Stanley Spencer. The proclamations collection is drawn from around 33,000 paper items from the First and Second World Wars, conveying official instructions and statements at home and abroad during wartime, conveying powerfully the civilian wartime experience of officialdom.
Keep the Hun on the run
MINISTRY OF SUPPLY NO. 58. Notes “Look where they are today”
Nightshift accuracy helps the night ack ack.
MINISTRY OF SUPPLY; NO. 62 Notes Photograph shows woman in munitions factory
The Menin Road
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 lined by tree stumps. The foreground is filled with concrete blocks, barbed wire and corrugated iron, while columns of mud from artillery fire rise up in the background.