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    One Man's War In 36 Sketches

    Victor Alfred Lundy was an architecture student enrolled in the Army Special Training Program, and in 1944, with D-Day soon to come, he and his company were called up to the infantry. Lundy kept a running diary in his sketchbook, from basic training in South Carolina to the fields of France, and his swell drawings give you a sense of what it was like to be one of our boys in the army.

    1. Life at Fort Jackson

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    4. At a lecture

    5. South Carolina woods

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    9. Before pay day- shooting craps for cigarettes

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    11. Waiting to move

    12. Overseas at last

    13. Goodbye Broadway, hello France!

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    Lundy and his company shipped out from New York.

    14. 10 minutes from home

    15. Sunset, first night out

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    19. Night watch

    20. Arrival at Cherbourg, France, September 7, 1944

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    22. Is home far away now!

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    Cherbourg

    24. First camp in Normandy

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    28. Air raid over Germany, seen on a morning hike

    29. House where Kane & I got the roast chicken & cognac

    30. Camouflaged German gun position

    31. 6 men from L. Co. hurt here, 6 killed

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    33. On a reconnaissance, October 31, 1944

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    35. "Pat" (T/Sgt. Patenaude) zeroing in with the 60 mm mortars in front of the 3rd platoon

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