The Battle of Messines
|Title||The Battle of Messines|
|Maker||Wheeler, Charles (Artist)|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
|Medium||oil on canvas (linen)|
|Measurement||overall: 137 x 229 cm|
Depicted 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.