These Original World War II Illustrations Are Wonderful

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.

Leaving home.

Leaving home.

The heat of battle.

The heat of battle.


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