Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Two Noted Artists Depict the Battle of the Somme

Top: German artist Franz Eichhorst portrays a German defensive trench. (Note partially buried corpse.) He was an artist in both World Wars. (See selected works.) Below: French-American artist, Charles Hoffbauer, in one of a series of six paintings (see set) from the Somme Sector, shows German prisoners under French guard.