Relief Entering Nesle. (Detachment Fourth Infantry, U.S.A.)


Charcoal, crayon, ink wash, and gouache on beige card. The work depicts American infantry soldiers entering the town of Nesle, France. The men march with their gear, while a soldier in the foreground looks on, with his back to the viewer. The town's buildings are damaged from shelling. There is rubble in the street.

Date Made: 1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Aylward, William James

Location: Currently not on view

Depicted: France: Hauts-de-France, Nesle

Related Event: World War I


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Credit Line: War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25663Catalog Number: 25663Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: drawing

Physical Description: charcoal (overall production method/technique)crayon (overall production method/technique)wash (overall production method/technique)gouache (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 17 15/16 in x 24 in; 45.56125 cm x 60.96 cm


Record Id: nmah_445399

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