Eves was one of the first four salaried War Office officials, along with Freedman, Bawden and Ardizzone. The four were sent to France, and Eves worked on portraits in his hotel room in Arras, before the evacuation. There are references in the file to numerous of these portraits.
Eves was not renewed as a salaried artists at the end of his contract in December 1940, although he carried out occasional "piece work". He also made replicas of his portraits in case the originals were destroyed.
After Eves's death in 1941, the question arose of whether any of the work remaining in his studio should come to the WAAC, including the "Arras group" of replicas.
There is also correspondence with the Imperial War Museum about exhibitions and loans, including a memorial exhibition organised by the Art Exhibitions Bureau.