Few moments in modern history were so important, and at the same time so hard for those who actually lived them, as was World War II. Like every transformative and brutal period, despite so many books, films and reports available regarding the Second War, only those who have been in the field, have seen and felt close to know, in their very skin, the horrors and the size of this event.
An American soldier named Victor A. Lundy, then 21, recorded his day-to-day and his battlefield experiences in his sketchbooks.
For over 70 years, these notebooks were kept with Victor, who at the age of 92 finally decided to donate his sketchbooks to the American bookstore. Paradoxically, there seems to be something more sensible and even real in the drawings than in a film or photo – because it is possible to imagine and visualize the gesture of the young soldier in the war scenario, picturing a moment.
[ there are more of Victor’s drawings over the page and the remaining Portuguese is quite simple to understand.]
- Also please see Victor Lundy WWII Sketchbooks