Somme winter, ART41020

Somme winter, 1916–17

Sculpture: Wallace Anderson
Painting: Louis McCubbin, George Browning

Somme winter, 1916–17 depicts a trench located west of Gueudecourt. It shows the grim conditions Australians fought and lived in. The small funk hole, roofed by duckboard and covered with a waterproof sheet, is where the men mostly slept during winter.

Work began on the diorama in 1923. The work was previously referred to as Gueudecourt and Life in the trenches at Guedecourt, Somme 1916–17. It was first displayed at the Memorial in Aeroplane Hall and relocated to the Western Front gallery in 1970.

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