Art Works > 100th Anniversary of WW1. 1914-18. Mixed media works by Gerry Gleason.

100th Anniversay WW1 1914-18.
Trapped -No Man's Land.
by Gerry Gleason. 2018.
mixed media on paper.
56 x 75.5cm.

This image of a man left behind in that strange No Man’s land between warring factions. The effects of constant bombardments left many with severe shell shock, pushing many to the brink of losing their reason. It was not diagnosed till 1917 many before this time being blamed as shirkers or cowards when in fact it was an illness caused by the weapons of industrialised warfare.

Battle of Passchendaele. 31st July to 10th Nov 1917. (848,614 estimated casualties).