Continuation of previous file. This begins with a list of Nash's First and Second World War pictures in the collection of the IWM, but then returns to Nash's own correspondence with the WAAC.
By March 1942 the Coastal Command picture is being called Defence of Albion'. At (4), Nash discusses its subject tone and colour scheme in some detail. The picture was sent in in April 1942. The official description is found at (18-19).
After this picture, to Nash's disappointment, the Committee decided not to make a commitment to a further purchase from Nash namely the third large work he had in mind - but to have first refusal on his work. Nevertheless, a further commission was made, in November 1942, for four watercolours of planes, for which 60 guineas were to be paid. These works had still not been submitted by June 1943, at which point the committee extended the deadline to March 1944. However, in January 1944, this contract was changed 20 guineas was to be paid for Arrival of the Stirlings', but Raid by Lancasters' was declined, and instead, the remaining 40 guineas was to be put toward a 250 guinea fee for a large picture, originally to be called Night Attack', commissioned in Feb 1944 (81). This picture became Battle of Germany'. There is a description of Battle of Germany' at (102-3), and there are other references to the content of the picture in Nash's letters.
The post-war material on the file relates primarily to enquiries and loan requests after Nash's death, including correspondence with Margot Eates regarding her biography of Nash; a memorial exhibition organised by the Arts Council and the Tate Gallery in 1948; and a memorial volume to be published by Lund Humphries.