Breaking the Hindenburg Line

Units
Place Europe: France, Picardie, Aisne, Bellicourt
Accession Number ART03023
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 156.5 cm x 243.5 cm x 13 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Location Main Bld: First World War Gallery: Western Front 1918
Maker Longstaff, Will
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London, Westminster, St John's Wood
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

The Battle of the Hindenburg Line which began September 18, 1918, was a key turning point in the Hundred Days Offensive that eventually led to the end of World War 1. British forces spearheaded the attack against the German Line, continuing their effective use of tanks that stated earlier in the Offensive at the Battle of Amiens. The battle was another sign that trench warfare was over as the Allies broke through the largest trench system on the Westen Front.