Portrait of a British officer, July 1915
Pastel sketch by Lieutenant-Colonel Reginald Bond DSO, 2nd Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, from a sketchbook of drawings and paintings in pastel, watercolour, pen and ink.
Magdeburg prisoner of war (POW) camp in Saxony was used to intern Allied officers from the British Empire, France, Belgium, Russia and Serbia. Bond arrived there in February 1915. A keen artist, he spent much of his spare time at the camp drawing caricatures of the German guards and his fellow Allied prisoners, including this British officer.
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