David Jones served in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the First World War and many years later, in 1937, published a book entitled 'In Parenthesis'.

It is dedicated to, among others, 'the enemy front-fighters who shared our pains against whom we found ourselves by misadventure', a clear indication of his solidarity with the enemy that finds further expression in this drawing. The inscription 'Oh Sisters Two, what shall we do' is a line from the Coventry Carol, associated with the theme of the Massacre of the Innocents.


T.E.Burns; Antony d'Offay Ltd.

IWM London

Lambeth Road, London, Greater London, SE1 6HZ
020 7416 5000

Opening times

Daily, 10am to 6pm. Closed 24, 25 & 26 December

Exhibitions at IWM London

Back to top