Major William Orpen

William Orpen had been appointed an Official War Artist for the British Army in 1916.  He made several visits to the Somme, including the one in the summer of 1917...

Read his Life Story on IWMs Lives of the First World War

Listen to James Birkin talk about his great-grandfather, Major William Orpen and the Battle of the Somme here.


William Orpen

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