Thursday, October 18

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This Soldier’s Sketchbook Offers A Heartbreaking Look Into Life On The Battlefield

This Soldier’s Sketchbook Offers A Heartbreaking Look Into Life On The Battlefield

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For civilians, imagining what it's like to go to war is limited to what we see in photographs and what we hear in soldiers' stories. While we can try picture what many of these people dealt with, we'll never really be able to see it through their eyes. However, one man's drawings give us a glimpse into his wartime experiences. Before Victor A. Lundy became a renowned architect, he was a soldier in the U.S. 26th Infantry Division during World War II, and he even became a part of the Allied invasion of Normandy. The then 21-year-old always had a sketchbook on him, in which he drew everyday scenes he encountered. What's really special about the drawings is that they give one individual's unique perspective of life on the battlefield. From training a...
The Camera Of A Soldier That Died In A 1944 Battle Was Just Found. Wait Til You See What Was On It.

The Camera Of A Soldier That Died In A 1944 Battle Was Just Found. Wait Til You See What Was On It.

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Captain Mark D. Anderson of the United States Navy and historian Jean Muller were searching for artifacts from The Battle of the Bulge in the mountainsides of Luxembourg when their metal detector alerted them to something just under their feet. Below Anderson and Muller was a foxhole that was dug during the crucial World War II battle and in it they found the belongings of an American soldier, Technician Fifth Grade Louis J. Archambeau. Among the things that Archambeau, who died in the battle, left behind was a camera with an undeveloped roll of film in it. Anderson and Muller developed the film and, after spending 70 years in a foxhole, a dead soldier’s photographs were finally brought to life. This is T/5 Louis J. Archambeau’s World War II experience, told by his very...