Bruce Bairnsfather

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Charles Bruce Bairnsfather was the best known Britain's Great War artist.

At the outbreak of war in 1914 he joined the Warwickshire Regiment and served on the Western Front. He experienced and drew the strange Christmas truce of 1914 and later wrote about it in his best-selling autobiographical account 'Bullets & Billets'.

In 1916, with the French suffering heavily at Verdun Bairnsfather was loaned to them to create cartoons to help raise moral. He also toured the Italian front and drew for the Italians,and when the Americans entered the war he toured with them too.