The Gas Chamber

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The Gas Chamber

The Gas Chamber, 1918
(signed and inscribed 'Aug. 1918 The Gas Chamber')
Ink, pencil and watercolour, 31.8 cm x 50.8 cm

'By way of a change we did gas-mask drill. Wearing our gas-masks, we had to pass through a narrow covered trench or dug-out blanketed at both ends and filled with poison gas. These practice sessions helped to pass the time' – Roberts, Memories of the War to End War 1914–18.
PROVENANCE: Commissioned for the Ministry of Information > Imperial War Museum
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Washington, DC, 1919, Tate Gallery 1956, Tate Gallery 1965, Nottingham 1972, Edinburgh 1974

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