In the Trail of the Retreating Germans


Charcoal sketch on paper of a mined road near Buzancy, France. The sketch shows a large crater, created by shell fire, that is partially filled with water. Two American soldiers stand on the lip of the crater. There are bare trees that surround the hole, and in the background there are houses.

Date Made: 1918Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Smith, J. Andre

Location: Currently not on view

Referenced: France: Grand Est, Buzancy

Related Event: World War I


See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military, Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, Military, World War I Art, Art, Combat Art, Art


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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.26000Catalog Number: 26000Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: charcoal (sketch production method/technique)paper (sketch material)paper (mount material)Measurements: overall: 12 3/4 in x 16 1/4 in; 32.385 cm x 41.275 cmsketch: 10 1/2 in x 12 1/8 in; 26.67 cm x 30.7975 cm


Record Id: nmah_445801

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