Army Art of World War I: Foreword
Army Art of World War I: Introduction
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.
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CMH Pub 70-52 Army Art In World War I: A Commemorative Print Set
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