ID number ART03605.044.003
Title Loading up supply tanks
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George (Artist)
Date made c. 1917-1918
Medium charcoal on paper
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 35.4 x 50.4 cm

Description

Depicts soldiers loading supply tanks. Inscription associated with this sketch: "Loading up supply tanks for attack of 8 August. These carried ammunition, wire, supplies etc and were in position in the Bois l'Abbe; and on the evening of 7 August were all destroyed by evening shellfire. All the supplies for the [illeg.] had to be taken up on the 8th by GS wagons. Lieut [illeg.] of the 4th D.A.C. taking up 14 GS wagons loaded with S.A.A. to the frontline in broad daylight. He got back without having one casualty."