The Online Otto Dix Project

A German Artist and Print Maker

Battle weary troops retreating - Battle of the Somme
Abgekampfte Truppe geht zuruck - Sommeschlacht

Year: 1924

Description: Early in the battle, British troops advanced along a 25 mile front after a lengthy bombardment. The Germans retreated to reserve treches. The British advance soon stalled in the face of re-established machine gun positions. In the end, the Allies moved the front less than seven miles. Over a million men perished. Here Dix illustrates the results of the early British success.

Provenance: Der Krieg; #21
National Gallery of Austrailia

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  • Sabrina Sohn

    I was wondering if the subject matter himself commissioned the artist to draw the doctor or not? thanks