For Memorial Day of Weston Emmart, The Original World War II, "Illustrations Are Very Wonderful!"

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For Memorial Day of Weston Emmart, The Original World War II, "Illustrations Are Very Wonderful!"

Weston Emmart was a GI in Patton's Third Army. Far from harrowing, his sketches in the main are unexpectedly light-hearted, focusing on moments of humour, bathos and boredom. Particularly moving are his portrayals of what life was like for a young American suddenly finding himself stationed in unfamiliar British cities such as London and Liverpool.

Emmart survived the war, and went into advertising, becoming one of the original Mad Men in the '60s. He worked for Ogilvy & Mather for 35 years, and died early in 2013, at the age of 90. His grandson Alex tells, "He never stopped creating art, [he was] always working on something up until his passing. He has been such an artistic inspiration to us for many years".

Chek it out, the incredible some artworks from Weston Emmart :

Leaving home
Leaving home

The heat of battle 1
The heat of battle 1

The heat of battle 2
The heat of battle 2

The heat of battle 3
The heat of battle 3

The heat of battle 4
The heat of battle 4

Having one's wounds tended 1
Having one's wounds tended 1

Having one's wounds tended 2
Having one's wounds tended 2

Enduring the terrible provisions
Enduring the terrible provisions

Taking a tumble
Taking a tumble

Strenuous physical labour
Strenuous physical labour

The pitfalls of close-quarter living 1
The pitfalls of close-quarter living 1

The pitfalls of close-quarter living 2
The pitfalls of close-quarter living 2

Unexpected obstacles
Unexpected obstacles

The joy of downtime
The joy of downtime

Feeling homesick while out at sea 1
Feeling homesick while out at sea 1

Feeling homesick while out at sea 2
Feeling homesick while out at sea 2

Everyday irritations on board
Everyday irritations on board

Seasickness
Seasickness

Adjusting to English culture
Adjusting to English culture

London traffic
London traffic

Arriving in Liverpool in the middle of a blackout
Arriving in Liverpool in the middle of a blackout

"It felt good to get off the crowded ship. We disembarked at night in the middle of a blackout in Liverpool. We left for camp immediately."

The English climate
The English climate

Crossing the Saar river
Crossing the Saar river

This is in Saarbrucken, on the French/German border. These next two paintings were done from memory, a year after the end of the war.
This is in Saarbrucken, on the French/German border. These next two paintings were done from memory, a year after the end of the war.

Defending the Maginot Line
Defending the Maginot Line

Note that shocking detail in the final paragraph.
Note that shocking detail in the final paragraph.

And the excitement of coming home
And the excitement of coming home

https://youtu.be/eSZwMZXxVWI?t=55

Source :All photos by Alex Emmart (His grandson). View loads more via the full imgur gallery .

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