CMH Pub 70-52;
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16 full-color 11" X 15 1/2" reproductions printed in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution, highlighing the work of eight Army Artists assigned to France during the war years. Set includes a booklet that provides brief descriptions of the artists' life and work. Individual prints may not be requested.
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In this painting Aylward provides a glimpse of the seemingly endless truck and wagon trains that followed the advancing armies to keep them supplied with the materiel of modern warfare.
The fledgling truck making its way across the bridge in the midst of a convoy of horses, wagons, and artillery captures the introduction of the internal combustion engine to war.
Duncan's skill as a detailed illustrator is evident in this depiction of the arrival of one of the many ships that transported the 2 million "doughboys" who eventually reached Europe.
This scene of an American field artillery battery armed with the famous French 75-mm. guns provided Duncan the opportunity to include some details of the French countryside.
This impressionistic view of the aftermath of battle shows American infantrymen who have just overrun an enemy position, as evidenced by the abandoned German helmet in the foreground.
In all probability Dunn made the preliminary sketches for this piece using his unique artist's box as he accompanied the tanks and infantry into the barbed wire-infested no-man's-land.
Here Harding shows the ever-present human toll of war along with two of the innovations of the Great War, the airplane and barbed wire.
This jammed road provides a vivid reminder of the chaos and confusion that surrounds modern war even in rear areas.
American infantry are shown here finishing the job of rooting out the enemy after artillery has virtually destroyed the town.
Morgan captures a turning point in the history of warfare as both tanks, the weapon of the future, and horse, which would never again play any significant role, move intermingled with columns of infantry, the ever-present mainstay of war.
This scene captures the peaceful atmosphere of a small French town in a rear area away from the fighting.
Peixotto's image of church ruins is representative of the impact the war's massive destruction made on a number of the artists.
Loading hay onto railroad cars for transport to the front was only part of the huge logistical effort required to feed the thousands of animals used in the war.
The mood set by Smith, the shrouded images of men and machines advancing through an artillery ravaged no-man's-land, reflects the somber reality of war.
This portrait captures the subdued confidence--of winning the war and of getting back home--that the American soldier carried with him into battle.
Townsend portrays the narrow line between life and death in the trenches for both men and animals as gas became a weapon of war.