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A Wartime Log

Beltrone, Art

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ISBN 10: 1862270139 / ISBN 13: 9781862270138
Published by Howell Press
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1862270139 208 unmarked pages and a great dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # GEWIRZ-269

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Title: A Wartime Log

Publisher: Howell Press


Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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With watercolors extracted from food can labels and paint brushes made from their own hair, downed WWII American flyers recreated their recollections of combat and experiences as prisoners of war in blank books provided by the YMCA. A WARTIME LOG compiles selections from some of these original books. 82 color paintings, 112 b&w photos and illustrations


Format: Hardcover "A Wartime Log" is a collection of photos of World War II aviators' artwork created while held prisoner in Germany. During the war, the YMCA distributed logbooks to prisoners through the Red Cross. Bored and fatigued through hunger, the prisoners expressed their yearnings for freedom, the girl back home, a good meal, and other things through drawings, sketches, and cartoons in these books. The POWs created paint thorugh colored Red Cross parcel labels and brushes from their own hair. The results are beautiful sketches that depict the frustration of sitting out the war in captivity, the wistfulness of missing your loved ones, and the simple joy of dreaming about the meals you'll eat when you're finally free. The pictures range from humorous drawings of daily camp life to the hauntingly stark sketches of a lonely Christmas in captivity. Many of the prisoners were artists before the war, or discovered latent talent while serving as POWs. The work inlcuded here rivals the best efforts of professional artists. More than anything, these drawings serve as a testament to the will, ingenuity, and faith of these great men. Along with the pictures, the book includes a text which explains the stories behind the sketches, and provides background information on POW life. While informative, the text doesn't try to overshadow the book's real purpose, which is to display these wonderful pictures. --By A Customer

This is a great book by just about any standard. These log books that were created in POW camps are historic artifacts that will be honored for another thousand years. The author did amazing work by find so many of these log books for illustration. Get one of these books. --By Carlton F. Schwan

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