The world marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of The Great War in July 2014. Alongside the bloodshed recorded through photography, many artists were commissioned to paint scenes of warfare, creating raw and vivid depictions of the conflict.
The Imperial War Museum have shared some striking artworks with BuzzFeed UK. These preparatory sketches would have been one of many studies leading to the finished painting - slide across to compare the two images. The Museum is currently displaying work at the Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War exhibition.