As Europe embarks on four years of events to mark the Great War, we are proud to present this new World War 1 artwork by Bob Barker. Barker has produced Sod This For A Game of Soldiers, a touching commemoration that depicts unexpected fraternity in the gruesome theatre of war, inspired by the famous football game between German and British soldiers on Christmas Day 1914. With the deep sandbanks of the trenches in the foreground, torn barbed wire fencing and trees that have been destroyed by bombing, this poignant piece of artwork, painted in the nostalgic-style that this Yorkshire-born and bred artist is known and admired for, is a timely reminder of how humanity can transcend the horrors of war. Barker was inspired to create the piece after he and his brother started reminiscing about their grandfather William Barker, who served in the war: "We still have one of his medals, the Great War Medal...the spark of an idea whilst talking with my brother lead to five months of research imagining so many different emotions, which all poured out into this piece." Sod This For A Game Of Soldiers is tipped to be this years The Passion (Washington Greens fastest selling print ever). This piece is released on the 19th of July, and is available to pre order now - so do not delay!