Warrington Road, 1917

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Although painted some years after the event, this scene was the work of an eyewitness who served through the entire conflict and was typical of the devastated landscape of the Western Front during the First World War (1914–1918). ‘Warrington Road’ was a track in the Ypres Salient, running from Shrapnel Corner on the Lille Road out of Ypres, past Zillebeke Lake, to the mid-point on the road between Hell-Fire Corner and Zillebeke village. Like ‘Regent Street’, and ‘Rotten Row’ in Plugstreet (Ploegsteert) Wood, it demonstrates the troops’ habit of giving nicknames to well-travelled routes. Little more than duckboard walkways through featureless, muddy landscapes, such ‘roads’ were often the only way to pass, even at the risk of being shot at by snipers.

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Warrington Road, 1917




oil on paper


H 55 x W 71.1 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1992-12-45

Acquisition method

gift from Mr Adrian T. Cooper, 1992

Work type



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