Breaking the Hindenburg Line

Place Europe: France, Picardie, Aisne, Bellicourt
Accession Number ART03023
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 156.5 cm x 243.5 cm x 13 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Location Main Bld: First World War Gallery: Western Front 1918
Maker Longstaff, Will
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London, Westminster, St John's Wood
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The Battle of the Hindenburg Line which began September 18, 1918, was a key turning point in the Hundred Days Offensive that eventually led to the end of World War 1. British forces spearheaded the attack against the German Line, continuing their effective use of tanks that stated earlier in the Offensive at the Battle of Amiens. The battle was another sign that trench warfare was over as the Allies broke through the largest trench system on the Westen Front.