The Road to Flers

Collection ID ART03605.031.001
Collection type Art
Title The Road to Flers
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 20.2 x 26.4 cm
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George
Date made 5 March 1917
Copyright AWM Licensed copyright

Depicts the war-ravaged landscape of the road to Flers in the Somme region. In the centre is a Wagon GS vehicle submerged in the muddy terrain. The wheels to the extreme left appear to be a set of steering wheels from one of the Mark 1 tanks used at Flers. 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.

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