The Technology of World War One

A collection of paintings as a tribute to and to keep alive the memory of all those who served in that tragic war. It is often forgotten that in both the Great War and World War 2 the majority of fighting was done by ordinary working people who had volunteered or were called up to serve. In the first war many had to use entirely new technology, equipment and machinery they could not have imagined in their lives before the war. Men who were in the begining of the motor mechanic business found themselves having to keep aircraft working often with very little support such as spares etc and some of those who had an understanding of the operation of the early heavier engines became the first men to take a Tank into battle. Their ability to learn, adapt and improve was remarkable establishing traditions and standards upheld today in the modern forces. They were ordinary people but they achieved extraordinary things and my work tries to pay tribute to that.