|Measurement||sheet: 33.7 x 52.4 cm; image: 33.2 x 52.4 cm|
|Object type||Work on paper|
|Physical description||crayon on paper|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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1st Anzac Corps salvage camp on the Somme
Depicts a number of men sheltering under tents, seated around a table, with pieces of machinery beside the tents and a washing line with clothes on it. In the background is a war damaged landscape, with Nissen huts and power poles, on the Somme. Will Dyson was the first Australian official war artist to visit the front during the First World War, travelling to France in December 1916, remaining there until May 1917, making records of the Australian involvement in the war. He was formally appointed as an official war artist, attached to the AIF, in May 1917, working in France and London throughout the war. His commission was terminated in March 1920.