ART12208

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ID number ART12208
Title 8th August 1918
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Power, H Septimus
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1930
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement framed: 178.5 x 261.5 cm; unframed: 153.5 x 235.5 cm

Description

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).