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Check Out These Incredible Cartoons Drawn By A British WWII Prisoner Of War

Des Bettany was a very talented man. All artwork reproduced with kind permission of his family. See more here. H/T i100.

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His family write on their website: "Des ... carried small sketchbooks with him, and recorded aspects of the voyage out [and] actions in Malaya and Singapore, in various media including pencil, ink, watercolour, and pastel."


"There are serious works documenting incidents which occurred during the various campaigns, but the spirit of much of the work is one of light-heartedness, helping Des to keep a sense of optimism in the face of a brutal captor. There are also touching works of nostalgia."