Battle of Guadalcanal: Sketches of fight that cost 30,000 lives resurface

Battle of Guadalcanal: Sketches of fight that cost 30,000 lives resurface
 

The drawings, sketched by artist Howard Brodie during the Battle of Guadalcanal in the Pacific in 1942, show the war in all its horror.
Scenes sketched by Brodie include a group of stretcher bearers transporting a wounded soldier across a battlefield while under sniper fire, while another shows a gunner at the helm of a B-17 machine gun.
Further drawings show a group of soldiers rowing ashore, with others displaying the reality of warfare as soldiers sit in cramped conditions in a dugout.
The Battle of Guadalcanal was the first major offensive by the Allies against the Japanese, and took... read more

 
13 November 2017 in World News, Views: 42
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