Edwards: At the Front! 1917. 


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Edwards At the Front! 1917. Artist depicts the hazards of artillery fire.  A shell burst causes a team of horses to rear in their traces. Horses were also war victims, often suffering terribly at the front. Before motorized transport took over, a typical infantry division needed five thousand horses to move munitions, artillery and supplies. Provisioning the horses put immense strains on logistics. . 30×20 near mint, conservation backed. 

Bibliography: Maurice Rikards: Posters of the First World War, page 87.