Breaking the Hindenburg Line
ID numberART03023
Collection typeArt
TitleBreaking the Hindenburg Line
Measurementframed: 156.5 cm x 243.5 cm x 13 cm
Object typePainting
MakerLongstaff, Will
Place madeUnited Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made1918
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionThe 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.