Back at the waggon lines comparing souvenirs
Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial
|Title||Back at the waggon lines comparing souvenirs|
|Medium||charcoal, wash, pencil on paper|
|Measurement||sheet: 54.2 x 45 cm; image: 52.4 x 45 cm|
Depicts four soldiers standing around looking at their souvenirs collected during the war, including bayonets and a small gun. Will Dyson was the first Australian artist to visit the front during the First World War, travelling to France in December 1916, remaining there until May 1917, making records of the Australian involvement in the war. He was appointed an Official War Artist, attached to the AIF, in May 1917, working in France and London throughout the war. His commission was terminated in March 1920.