The destruction of the 43rd Battery at Lagnicourt; verso: [Rough reconnaissance sketch]
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|Title||The destruction of the 43rd Battery at Lagnicourt; verso: [Rough reconnaissance sketch]|
|Maker||Benson, George (Artist)|
|Date made||April 1917|
|Medium||pencil and charcoal on paper|
|Measurement||backing sheet: 28.8 x 45.5 cm; image: 21.3 x 53 cm|
Depicts the destruction of the 43rd Battery on the morning of the German attack at Lagnicourt. Gun carriages are visible in the foreground, behind one is a soldier on all fours, perhaps wounded from battle. Scatterd on the ground are empty shell casings. The horizon and direction of the guns' aim suggests the German's position on the horizon.