“Whenever possible, Nash made sketches of life in the trenches.”
"Considered by many art critics as the most important British painting of the war, Merry-Go-round, shows a group of military and civilian figures caught on the vicious circle of the roundabout."
"An interior scene of a field hospital showing gassed and wounded soldiers lying on stretchers. In the foreground there is a soldier with his eyes bandaged and his mouth open in pain. His stretcher is carried by an orderly. A smoking stove stands in the left foreground, and the light shines in from the right onto the faces of the blinded men."
"The scene is based on Lamb’s experiences in Palestine. Through the use of an elevated viewpoint, he cleverly highlights the trajectory of the Turkish artillery shells raining down on the Irish soldiers. He also reveals the terror and vulnerability of the men surprised by shellfire on the stony hillside."