Centenary of Great War commemorated

art work will be on display at the WWI exhibition
art work will be on display at the WWI exhibition

To commemorate the centenary of The First World War, Angus Council’s Galleries Unit has produced an exhibition which includes a selection of objects from Angus Museum’s collection, including unique porcelain ware, medals, weapons and personal effects from the trenches.

There is a slide presentation showing photographs of life at the front and an audio presentation of war poems.

There is also a diorama featuring a soldier from The Black Watch and reproductions of drawings by the renowned war artist Muirhead Bone.

Also featured is the painting ‘Backs to the Wall’ by military artist Robert Gibb RSA. The painting was inspired by Sir Douglas Haig’s famous Special Order of the Day at the time of the Great German Offensive of April 1918.

The story is told with the help of graphic display boards which explain the timeline of the conflict.

The exhibition will tour Angus over the coming months and at the moment can be seen in the Brechin Town House Museum.

The exhibition runs from now until January and is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the museum is free.