8th August 1918

Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme
Accession Number ART12208
Collection type Art
Measurement Framed: 178.5 x 261.5 cm x 11 cm x 35 kg; Unframed: 153.5 cm x 235.5 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Power, H Septimus
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1930
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


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).