21-Year Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Reveal a Visual Diary of His Experiences

En-route to Europe. Promenade Deck. “And you know, we were far from even thinking of combat. They didn't tell us. We didn't know what was going to happen, once we landed. …—you know, the day it happens they tell you.” (September 2, 1944)

En-route to Europe. Promenade Deck. “And you know, we were far from even thinking of combat. They didn’t tell us. We didn’t know what was going to happen, once we landed. …—you know, the day it happens they tell you.” (September 2, 1944)

True artists must find a creative outlet no matter what the circumstance—including times of war. Thanks to the creative passion and steady hand of then 21-year old soldier Victor Lundy, we have a breathtaking visual record of World War II, in the form of documentary sketches. For Lundy, “drawing is sort of synonymous with thinking,” which means we are left with an intimate archive of sketches that unfold one soldier’s experience fighting on the front lines. Lundy was studying architecture in New York when …

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The sad story of the soldier Manetto | Alexis Fabbri

Originally posted on Alessio Fabbri. [Google translation]

So far I have focused on the father’s side of my family, about the name they harbor. But there is just as much curiosity and attention on my part against the maternal line, in which individual Manetto Manetti an excellent first step introduction. The reasons for which Manetto gives charisma from beyond are mainly related to the events that have marked the death, including the fact that his life was almost completely silenced by his family after his death, not to suffer, not to remember that wound.

Manetto was born on Dec. 18, 1896 in Villanova di Bagnacavallo, in the province of Ravenna. Formally baptized Manetto Carlo Domenico Manetti , the baby, who was born at 7 pm, receives the name of his uncle of his father, a priest named Manetto Manetti died in 1891. The son of Domenico Manetti and Adele Farini , the young man grows in the town of Romagna soon learning the craft of carter (who system wagons horse). They are hidden in me memories of all kinds: anecdotes, memories of youth, and so still has not managed to recover, conscious that perhaps never will happen. The first information is recordable with the discovery of military documents, which mark the…

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