Cleaning Out Boche Machine Gun Nest

Description
Crayon and charcoal on paper. The work depicts a tank overrunning a German machine gun emplacement. There are American soldiers behind the tank. In the foreground, two German soldiers, with multi-colored camouflaged helmets, man their machine gun. The German soldier on the right holds a rifle. A barbed-wire entanglement is visible on the right.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1918-09-12
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Harding, George Matthews
depicted; referenced
France: Lorraine, Saint-Mihiel
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
crayon (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 3/4 in x 28 1/4 in; 52.705 cm x 71.755 cm
ID Number
AF.25740
catalog number
25740
accession number
64592
Credit Line
War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff
related event
World War I
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
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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