Redditor Alex Emmart posted extracts from his grandfather’s wartime sketchbook . Then told BuzzFeed the moving story behind them.
Weston Emmart was a GI in Patton's Third Army. Far from harrowing, his sketches in the main are unexpectedly light-hearted, focusing on moments of humour, bathos and boredom. Particularly moving are his portrayals of what life was like for a young American suddenly finding himself stationed in unfamiliar British cities such as London and Liverpool.
The heat of battle.