'Drawing on the Front Line', focuses on the artist Adrian Hill, later famous as a TV presenter and writer, and also as a proponent of the therapuetic value of art, said to have coined the term 'art therapy'. Hill arrived on the Western Front in July 1916 during the battle of the Somme. This chapter draws on archive material, including Hill's letters home and his drawings, to trace his experiences during his first few months of active service in the Somme region. The chapter narrates Hill's transition, during the course of the following year, from infantry corporal to an appointment as official war artist with the new National War Museum (later the Imperial War Museum).
|Title of host publication||Britain and a Widening War, 1915-1916|
|Subtitle of host publication||From Gallipoli to the Somme|
|Publisher||Pen & Sword Books Ltd|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781473867208, 9781473867192, 9781473867185|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|