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Watercolour painting of a tank at Arras dated May 27 1917.
Poignant never-seen-before sketches that Winnie the Pooh illustrator E.H. Shepard drew from the First World War trenches have been published for the first time after they were discovered in a time-capsule box.
The incredible archive of more than 100 sketches only came to light when a trunk belonging to Shepard that had not been opened for almost 100 years was stumbled upon by researchers.
Shepard, who also illustrated Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows, was a soldier in WW1's bloodiest battles and constantly made drawings of his experiences and encounters on the battlefield.
The astonishing collection has now been published for the first time in a new book called Shepard's War, published by Michael O'Mara Books, that commemorates the artist's time on the front line.