WWII Soldier's Sketchbooks Reveal a Visual Diary of His Experiences
Victor A. Lundy, sketched the drawings you'll see below between May and November 1944 when he was wounded. The sketches take us from his initial training in Fort Jackson to the front lines in France. The vivid images show everything from air raids to craps games for cigarettes. A sense of longing for home is a recurring theme in his drawings, which include detailed sketches of his bunk as well as particularly dream-like drawing, titled Home Sweet Home, that shows a soldier lounging on a hammock.
Lundy, who went on to have an acclaimed architecture career, donated his eight sketchbooks to the Library of Congress in 2009. The sketchbooks have all been digitally archived.