Accession Number ART41023
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 400 cm x 730 cm x 215 cm
Object type Diorama
Physical description figure: painted composite lead; background: synthetic polymer paint on fibreglass; modelling: plaster over wood and wire with wood, branches, metal and paint
Location Main Bld: First World War Gallery: Western Front 1917: Ypres
Maker Anderson, Wallace
McCubbin, Louis Frederick
Modelling Sub-section, Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1922 -1923
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


This 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.