Pillboxes, Messines Ridge

Place Europe: Belgium, Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Messines, Messines Ridge
Accession Number ART03125
Collection type Art
Measurement unframed: 28.2 x 35 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas board
Maker McCubbin, Louis Frederick
Place made Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Messines, Messines Ridge
Date made 1919
Conflict Period 1910-1919
First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Depicts wrecked German pillboxes at Messines Ridge, Western Front. Pillboxes were developed during the First World War to provide a secure place near the trenches to fire on an attacking side and were strong enough to withstand attacks from grenades and small-arms fire.