ID number ART03605.042.001
Title Not titled [Landscape]
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George (Artist)
Date made c. 1917-1918
Medium watercolour with charcoal on paper
Measurement backing sheet: 28.8 x 45.5 cm; image: 21 x 80.3 cm

Description

A fold-out panoramic landscape sketch, depicting fields seemingly untouched by the war. Inscription associated with this sketch reads: "What the Germans [surrendered] - for just a little while in 1915 - This is a view from the spot where the Hun dug in on Hill 109 outside Villers-Bretonneux. From here all the country to Amiens is under observation and had the Hun been able to establish his position here, Amiens must have fallen - He was driven from this position by the diggers, often holding it about 24 hours."