German Shelters on the Slope of Hill 204

Description
A pencil sketch on paper of German dugouts on the slope of Hill 204 located near Chateau-Thierry, France. This hill was the scene of fighting between Allied (French and American) and German soldiers during July of 1918. The Allies prevailed. The scene is in a forest where the Germans took shelter in dugouts on the slope of the hill. Abandoned supplies litter the ground around the dugouts; these include Stielhandgranates (stick grenades). American soldiers stand on the top part of the sketch in a clearing.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
1918-08
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Smith, J. Andre
Physical Description
pencil (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
sketch with frame: 16 1/8 in x 12 1/8 in; 40.9575 cm x 30.7975 cm
sketch without frame: 11 15/16 in x 9 3/16 in; 30.32125 cm x 23.33625 cm
depicted
France
ID Number
AF*25988
catalog number
25988
accession number
64592
related event
World War I
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
Military
Art
Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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