Cleaning Out Boche Machine Gun Nest


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.

Date Made: 1918-09-12Associated Date: 1917-1918

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Harding, George Matthews

Location: Currently not on view

Depicted; Referenced: France: Grand Est, Saint-Mihiel

Related Event: World War I


See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, General, 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.25740Catalog Number: 25740Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: drawing

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


Record Id: nmah_448008

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