8th August 1918
ID numberART12208
Collection typeArt
Title8th August 1918
Measurementframed: 178.5 x 261.5 cm; unframed: 153.5 x 235.5 cm
Object typePainting
MakerPower, H Septimus
Place madeUnited Kingdom: England
Date made1930
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionSomme area; battlefield; 3rd Australian Division, 4th Australian Division; infantry, supported by horse drawn artillery and two British Mark IV male tanks, moving towards front line - this depicts part of the allied offensive of 8 August 1918, the day that became known to the Germans as 'der schwartze Tag' (the black day).