It's important to mention that I was heavily inspired to take on this passion project from a 6 part series podcast created by Dan Carlin in his archive, "Hardcore History." One of his most epic creations is "Blueprint for Armageddon" which digs deep into the horrors of trench warfare and the social aftershock that stems directly from the echoes of the Great War. I strongly recommend his work and will include a link below.
After doing my own research about U.S. involvement, I discovered the story of the Lost Battalion. That being said, I designed the entire sequence to convey the state of mind amongst the soldiers. They are stuck in the dark purgatory of war, constantly fighting through a dense fog that never seems to let up. I wanted the mood to be extremely ominous with the heavy use of monochromatic tones that are broken with violent streaks of fiery color.