Pozieres

Collection ID ART41019
Collection type Art
Title Pozieres
Measurement Overall: 360 x 458 x 457 cm
Object type Diorama
Maker Lynch, Frank, McCubbin, Louis, Bowles, Leslie, Gregory, E J
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Copyright AWM copyright

This diorama depicts events from the summer of 1916 when the Australians captured the crest of the Somme-Ancre ridge beyond Pozieres. The terrific bombardments laid down by both sides in this fighting pulverised the countryside, obliterating trenches and burying the troops in the debris. In this diorama the viewer is shown the remnant of an Australian Lewis gun crew upon the crest of the ridge, as it awaits the German counter-stroke. Louis McCubbin painted the original figures (in 1938), background and modelling (in 1936). The background was repainted by Murray Griffin in 1971.

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