Peake wrote in 1940 expressing his interest in making drawings of prisoners of war, but the Committee felt this was not "permissible". He also submitted some drawings, which were not acquired. By March 1941 Peake had been called up and anxious to hear about a suggestion he had made about mining subjects. Further drawings were submitted in March 1942 but none purchased; the mining question was still unanswered, although Peake had discussed it with Clark. Peake was very enthusiastic to do "what I am sure will be the best and most significant work I have produced so far" (17). However the proposal was declined in April 1942. Finally, in January 1943, he was commissioned for a picture of a glass factory (22) for 35 guineas. This led to a a three month commission for £162.10.0 and a number of works:IWM:ART LD 2851, 2854-2856, and LD 2852, 2853, and LD 3684-IWM:ART LD 3685. The final work accepted to honour this commission was IWM:ART LD 4528, accepted in September 1944 (54).