Sunset at Atsitsa on the west coast of Skyros
Just two days before his own death at Gallipoli, Brooke’s fellow officer Dennis Browne wrote:
“Coming from Alexandria yesterday, we passed Rupert’s island at sunset. The sea and sky in the East were grey and misty; but it stood out in the West, black and immense, with a crimson glowing halo around it. Every colour had come into the sea and sky to do him honour; and it seemed that the island must ever be shining with the glory that we buried there”.