The Road to Flers
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 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.