ID numberART41023
Collection typeArt
MeasurementOverall: 400 cm x 730 cm x 215 cm
Object typeDiorama
  • Anderson, Wallace
  • McCubbin, Louis
  • Modelling Sub-section, Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made1922 -1923
Physical descriptionfigure: painted composite lead; background: synthetic polymer paint on fibreglass; modelling: plaster over wood and wire with wood, branches, metal and paint
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionThis diorama shows the method for attacking German 'pillboxes', concrete strong-posts fortified with machine-guns. This work depicts a scene in the swamp of Nonne Boschen, east of Ypres, on 20 September 1917. Rifle-grenadiers and Lewis gunners attack the position from the front, while bayonet men and bombers envelop it from the flanks. The figures were cast in 1931 and the background painting was repainted by Murray Griffin in 1970.
LocationMain Bld: First World War Gallery: Western Front 1917: Ypres