Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright
|Maker||Benson, George (Artist)|
|Date made||c. 1915|
|Medium||pencil on paper|
|Measurement||backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 12.5 x 7.5 cm|
A figure study of a soldier from Kitchener's Army wearing an ill-fitting oversized uniform and a topee hat several sizes too big. Kitchener's Army, or the New Army, revolutionised the British military. For the first time, the nation and its people was committed to a massive land force fighting against other powers of Europe, with the Royal Navy playing a secondary, but nonetheless important, role.