Your favourite piece of War Art.

Discussion in 'General' started by Owen, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. wowtank

    wowtank Very Senior Member

  2. ethan

    ethan Member

    So many to choose from.

    The 'Sword of Honour' Trilogy by Evelyn Waugh?

    David Lean's 'Lawrence of Arabia'?

    'The Parable of the Old Men and the Young' (or a dozen others) by Owen?

    Capa's photo of the Spanish soldier?

    The Royal Artillery memorial by Charles Sargeant Jagger?

    Shakespeare's Henry V?
  3. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    The Canadian National War Memorial in Ottawa. Fascinating for me since I was a boy and I always try to spend some time there whenever I'm in the capital.


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  4. Clint_NZ

    Clint_NZ Member

    New Zealanders on Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, August 1915.

  5. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

  6. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member


    Serjeant Fraser 3rd Foot Guards (Scots Guards) Engaging Colonel Cubieres at Hougomont
  7. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    This painting is in the Atlanta Cyclorama. It shows the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, The High Water Mark of the Confederacy. The Battle on July 3rd, 1863 is popularly known as Pickett's Charge, after one of the three divisional commanders under Longstreet's I Corps and Hill's III Corps who marched out of the woods on Seminary Ridge to attack the center of the Union line - "The Angle" - on Cemetery Ridge. The painting shows the battle just after Gen. Lewis Armistead has gone down wounded, and the remaining Confederates are spilling over the stone wall into Gen. Winfield Hancock's II Corps. The Southern forces were repulsed with heavy losses and never again would General Robert E. Lee have sufficient forces to take the war to the Northern states.

    General Lewis Armistead, C.S.A. and General Winfield Hancock, U.S.A., were close friends before the war both. Both were wounded in the charge, with Armistead dying two days later and Hancock enduring great pain the remainder of his life.

    You're slipping, Jeff!

    The cyclorama in Atlanta shows The Battle of Atlanta. It was one of the first things I went to after I carpet-bagged my way down from NY!

    The Gettysburg one in in Gettysburg at the park headquarters.

    It takes a 'Damn Yankee' like me to point that out to you? :)

    The shame! :)

  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I may have a new favourite:
    On The Strip-line: Churchill tanks being dismantled. © IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 3066)IWM Non Commercial Licence
    Object description

    image: the interior of a factory with men stripping down and dismantling tanks. The hulls of several Churchill tanks are arranged in a line, men busying themselves within and on top of the tanks. In the foreground two men work on a tank engine.

    History note

    War Artists Advisory Committee commission



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  9. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Is there a mouse in that one Adam?
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    After learning more about this battle in the last few weeks I agree it is a fine painting.
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  11. NickFenton

    NickFenton Well-Known Member

    Very nice guys, love many of these but here is the pocket battleship, 'Nazi Germany', or was it 'Great Britain', drawn in a POW camp so, hey, they had plenty of time.

    Taken from my Fathers POW book so no idea where it came from.

    Has anyone seen anything similar?



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  12. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Alex Colville has always been a favourite:

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  13. BigCity

    BigCity New Member

    I have a piece by Simon Atack signed by Gunther Rall.
  14. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Grave of a Canadian Trooper, by war artist Lieutenant D. Alex Colville.


    Serving in World War II was a profoundly affecting experience for Alex Colville. He was 22 years old when he enlisted in 1942, just out of university and newly married.

    He joined the Canadian Infantry and rose through the ranks to a commission as a second lieutenant. In 1944, he was flown to London to take an appointment as an official War Artist.

    Travelling to Yorkshire, the Mediterranean, the Netherlands and northern Germany, he worked meticulously to record what he saw: the men, the machines and the devastation.

    In April 1945, he was dispatched to the liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camph in northern Germany, where he witnessed graphic evidence of the Holocaust that would haunt him for his entire life.
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    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  16. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian layabout

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  17. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Alex Colville passed away in 2013, at age 92, at his home in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He said the war deeply affected him and led to his unique, recognizable style of existentialism and realism. He was one of the 31 official Canadian war artists and one of three artists allowed in to the Bergen-Belsen death camp.

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  18. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    one of them
    Charles Pears:Evacuation of St Nazaire
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  19. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Always liked this one of the first US Navy destroyers to arrive in Europe in WWI sailing past Irish fishing boats

    The Return of the Mayflower, by Bernard F. Gribble

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  20. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    Eight Minutes After Midnight - Canada's Airborne Descent Into D-Day by artist Robert Bailey

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