Stormtroops advancing under a gas attack [Sturmtruppe geht unter Gas vor] : The scene is other worldly as gas clouds the atmosphere. Their features are obscured by masks and their fingers are curled like claws. These are men who will kill by any means. But are they men? Publisher: From Der Krieg; #12 National Gallery of Austrailia Canberra
Dix was profoundly affected by the sights of the war, and would later describe a recurring nightmare in which he crawled through destroyed houses. He represented his traumatic experiences in many subsequent works, including a portfolio of fifty etchings called War, published in 1924.