8th August 1918
|Title||8th August 1918|
|Artist||Power, H Septimus|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England|
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Measurement||framed: 178.5 x 261.5 cm; unframed: 153.5 x 235.5 cm|
Somme 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).