The Second World War in pictures 21-year-old soldier
• The Second World War in pictures 21-year-old soldier
21-year-old American soldier, born into a family of Russian immigrants during the Second World War was on the European front. It is thanks to his talent and the desire to capture what he saw, we can learn what life was a soldier 70 years ago.
In 1942, Lundy was 19 years old and trained as an architect in New York. In 1944, a talented young man goes to war. And throughout the time doing what she does best - sketching everything he sees around him: military training at Fort Jackson, forced marches, soldiers on vacation, smuggled across the Atlantic port of Cherbourg, the French settlement and death.
Narrative through drawings conducted from May to November 1944, up until Lundy is not in the hospital after being wounded received at the front.
It reached us eight albums of sketches of twenty. Each is a small notebook on a spiral that must be perfectly placed in your breast pocket. Lundy Hardtmuth painted black pencil quickly and clearly. "For me, painting - a synonym for reflection", - told the soldiers.
Victor Alfred Lundy was born in 1923 in New York, the son of Russian immigrants. Mother strongly supported his son talent for drawing. First Landi graduated from New York University, and after the war he entered the Harvard School of Design and graduated from it with a degree in architecture. In 1954 Lundy opened firm in the Florida city of Sarasota and became one of the school leaders sarasotskoy architecture. His most recognized and famous works - building Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Tax Court and the US Embassy in Sri Lanka. Victor Lundy donated his archive to the Library of Congress (US National Library), and in 2009 his sketches of the Second World War have been published.
Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Spring 1944.
May 10, 1944.
The big boss - Sergeant. May 12, 1944.
May 13, 1944.
"There was a mile." May 21, 1944.
Portrait of a sergeant.
"After a quick march."
"Nap", June 1944.
"Home, sweet home."
The soldiers played dice on cigarettes.
June 6, 1944.
August 25, 1944, in the train.
"Goodbye Broadway, Hello France".
Sunset, August 27, 1944.
Night, August 28, 1944.
The view from my seat. "
Signature: "Theodore Rombo".
"The convoy at dusk."
Signature to the portrait: "Charles Hitkok".
"On the deck."
"As we are now far away from home!" September 7, 1944.
Montebourg, September 9, 1944.
"The French farmer."
Lester, 19 September 1944.
"The Commune of Leicester."
"The Church in Kravile".
"The house where we were treated with Kane fried chicken and brandy."
"The shelling of the Siegfried Line, an air raid against Germany."
"Cafe, where two French girls we bought 4 bottles of cider."
On the beach town of Luneville.
Part of the Atlantic Wall, built by the German army.
Signature to the portrait, "" Kentucky "Fine Tower." In the lower left corner of the words of the American folk song "Where did you sleep last night?".
The soldiers sit in a truck in the rain, November 7, 1944.
The dead soldiers from a German patrol, November 1, 1944.