Sir William Orpen ‘Zonnebeke’, 1918 The Imperial War Museum. Moving on from the French revolution, I decided to focus on the conflict in the First World War. Orpen's painting is different to conventional war paintings as he portrays a silent battlefield and creates quite an eerie atmosphere. The conflict here is not physical, instead it is presented in the aftermath of war .
Colonel Philip R Robertson, commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) returning from a tour of his unit's positions in waterlogged trenches at Bois Grenier in January 1915.