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Study for 'Over The Top' (IWM ART 1656)

object description: image: a squared up preparatory drawing for the oil painting 'Over the Top' (IWM ART 1656). On the left, a red earth
trench lined with duckboards stretches away from the viewer. A group of soldiers clamber from the trench, going 'over the top'. Two lie
dead in the trench and another has fallen lying face down in the snow. Those who have survived plod forward towards the right…