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

Victor Lundy was a 21-year-old architecture student who left school and joined the military to serve in World War II. Although it was a grim period in history, Lundy didn’t let that rob him of his creativity.

He began sketching his experiences on the battlefield recording everything he saw ranging from fallen soldiers to air raids and beach landings.

His drawings date back to November and May 1944 and reveal some of the most telling moments in one of the bloodiest wars in recent memory.

Lundy is now 92 and donated his sketchbooks to the Library of Congress in 2009. They’re now digitally archived and available for viewing online.

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One Of The 4-Men German Patrol Who Didn’t Get Back

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House Where Kane & I Got The Roast Chicken & Cognac

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Soldiers Sitting On Promenade Deck Of Ship

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Apparatus On Ship At Night

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Home Sweet Home. Soldier In Hammock While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

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Bill Shepard From Behind, Lying On The Ground While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

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Sunday. Soldier In Bed While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

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Soldiers Sitting In A Truck In France

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Cracking The Zeigfried [I.E. Siegfried] Line, Air Raid Over Germany Seen On A Morning Hike

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Sunset – First Night Out On The Ships At Sea

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Lifeboat On Deck Of Ship In New York Harbor

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Café Where The 2 French Girls Bought Us 4 Bottles Of Cider, Quinéville

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Church In Crasville, Manche, France

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View From My Bunk

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Before Pay Day Shooting Craps For Cigarettes

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Shep Sitting Cross-Legged In His Helmet And Knapsack While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

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Bourg de Lestre. Church And World War I Monument In Lestre, Manche, France

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Line From Ship Being Dropped To Tugboat In New York Harbor

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Auditorium At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

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Troop Train. Soldiers Seated On Train Bound For New York Harbor

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