ID numberART03605.031.001
Collection typeArt
TitleThe Road to Flers
Measurementbacking sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 20.2 x 26.4 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerBenson, George
Place madeFrance: Picardie, Somme
Date made5 March 1917
Physical descriptionpencil on paper
CopyrightAWM Licensed copyright
DescriptionDepicts the war-ravaged landscape of the road to Flers in the Somme region. In the centre is a transport vehicle submerged in the muddy terrain. While off to the centre left are two abandoned wagon wheels. Barren, war damaged trees scattered across the horizon further emphasise this ravaged landscape and the impact of war. Flers is situated in the Somme region, to the south of the road between Albert and Bapaume.