The Battle of Messines
ID numberART03557
Collection typeArt
TitleThe Battle of Messines
Measurementoverall: 137 x 229 cm
Object typePainting
MakerWheeler, Charles
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made1923
Physical descriptionoil on canvas (linen)
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionDepicted is a scene in the front line of the 3rd Australian Division at the commencement of the Battle of Messines on 7 June 1917. The battle was launched by the detonation of 19 mines set under German trenches, the explosions which are visible on the horizon. The infantry have begun their advance towards battered enemy lines.