21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect

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Victor Lundy was a 21-year-old architecture student when he enrolled in the military during World War Two. But instead of abandoning his creative side, the young soldier decided to document his experiences on the battlefield in a series of sketchbooks.

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect

Victor Lundy was a 21-year-old architecture student when he enrolled in the military during World War Two. But instead of abandoning his creative side, the young soldier decided to document his experiences on the battlefield in a series of sketchbooks. In them he recorded everything from fallen soldiers, air raids, and beach landing crafts, to more serene scenarios such as soldiers resting or playing games during their downtime.

His drawings, created between May and November 1944, show us a touching and personal side to one of the bloodiest wars in history, and in 2009 Lundy, who is now 92, donated his sketchbooks to the Library of Congress. All eight of them have been digitally archived since then, and they're all now available to view online.

More info: Library of Congress (h/t: mymodernmet)

#1 One Of The 4-Men German Patrol Who Didn't Get Back

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - One Of The 4-Men German Patrol Who Didn't Get Back
Victor Lundy

#2 House Where Kane & I Got The Roast Chicken & Cognac

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - House Where Kane & I Got The Roast Chicken & Cognac
Victor Lundy

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

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Home Sweet Home. Soldier In Hammock While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

#4 Soldiers Sitting On Promenade Deck Of Ship

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldiers Sitting On Promenade Deck Of Ship
Victor Lundy

#5 Apparatus On Ship At Night

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Apparatus On Ship At Night
Victor Lundy

#6 Sunset - First Night Out On The Ships At Sea

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Sunset - First Night Out On The Ships At Sea
Victor Lundy

#7 Soldiers Sitting In A Truck In France

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldiers Sitting In A Truck In France
Victor Lundy

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

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Cracking The Zeigfried [I.E. Siegfried] Line, Air Raid Over Germany Seen On A Morning Hike
Victor Lundy

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

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Bill Shepard From Behind, Lying On The Ground While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

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

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Sunday. Soldier In Bed While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

#11 Church In Crasville, Manche, France

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Church In Crasville, Manche, France
Victor Lundy

#12 Before Pay Day Shooting Craps For Cigarettes

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Before Pay Day Shooting Craps For Cigarettes
Victor Lundy

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

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Café Where The 2 French Girls Bought Us 4 Bottles Of Cider, Quinéville
Victor Lundy

#14 View From My Bunk

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - View From My Bunk
Victor Lundy

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

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Shep Sitting Cross-Legged In His Helmet And Knapsack While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

#16 Lifeboat On Deck Of Ship In New York Harbor

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Lifeboat On Deck Of Ship In New York Harbor
Victor Lundy

#17 Line From Ship Being Dropped To Tugboat In New York Harbor

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Line From Ship Being Dropped To Tugboat In New York Harbor
Victor Lundy

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

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Bourg de Lestre. Church And World War I Monument In Lestre, Manche, France
Victor Lundy

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

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Troop Train. Soldiers Seated On Train Bound For New York Harbor
Victor Lundy

#20 Auditorium At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Auditorium At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

#21 Barges With Containers Being Loaded To Or Unloaded From Ship In New York Harbor

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Barges With Containers Being Loaded To Or Unloaded From Ship In New York Harbor
Victor Lundy

#22 Helmet Liner On Ground Drawn While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Helmet Liner On Ground Drawn While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

#23 Silhouettes Of Trees In The Moonlight Drawn While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Silhouettes Of Trees In The Moonlight Drawn While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

#24 "Son Of A Bitch!" I Remember Getting On The Deck And Here Were These Guys, And That's Just What They Were Saying, Son Of A Bitch!

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - 'Son Of A Bitch!' I Remember Getting On The Deck And Here Were These Guys, And That's Just What They Were Saying, Son Of A Bitch!
Victor Lundy

#25 Bombs. Audience In Auditorium Listening To Lecture While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Bombs. Audience In Auditorium Listening To Lecture While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

#26 Attack On A Fortified Position

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Attack On A Fortified Position
Victor Lundy

#27 Goodbye Broadway, Hello France! Soldier Sitting On A Boat In New York Harbor

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Goodbye Broadway, Hello France! Soldier Sitting On A Boat In New York Harbor
Victor Lundy

#28 Soldiers On Watch Tower And Deck Of Ship At Night

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldiers On Watch Tower And Deck Of Ship At Night
Victor Lundy

#29 Joe Fisch, Casually Practicing First Aid

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Joe Fisch, Casually Practicing First Aid
Victor Lundy

#30 Soldiers Looking At Ship In The Distance

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldiers Looking At Ship In The Distance
Victor Lundy

#31 Soldiers On Deck Of Ship

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldiers On Deck Of Ship
Victor Lundy

#32 Monument With Christian Cross Atop, Probably In Manche, France

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Monument With Christian Cross Atop, Probably In Manche, France
Victor Lundy

#33 Soldier Sleeping In Hammock While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldier Sleeping In Hammock While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

#34 Soldiers Standing At Railing Of Ship In New York Harbor

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldiers Standing At Railing Of Ship In New York Harbor
Victor Lundy

#35 Soldiers Disembarking On Gangplank From Ship In Cherbourg Harbor, France

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldiers Disembarking On Gangplank From Ship In Cherbourg Harbor, France
Victor Lundy

#36 Beer Garden, Fort Jackson, South Carolina

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Beer Garden, Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

#37 Cold As Hell. Soldiers On Deck Of Ship

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Cold As Hell. Soldiers On Deck Of Ship
Victor Lundy

#38 Home. Tent In Woods Drawn While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Home. Tent In Woods Drawn While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

#39 Soldiers In The Field While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldiers In The Field While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

#40 Soldier Lying On The Ground While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldier Lying On The Ground While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

#41 Two Soldiers Looking Out To Sea

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Two Soldiers Looking Out To Sea
Victor Lundy

#42 Soldier On Board Landing Craft In Cherbourg Harbor, France

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldier On Board Landing Craft In Cherbourg Harbor, France
Victor Lundy

#43 Soldiers On Deck Of Ferry In New York Harbor

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldiers On Deck Of Ferry In New York Harbor
Victor Lundy

#44 Our First Camp In Normandy At St. Martin D'Audeville

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Our First Camp In Normandy At St. Martin D'Audeville
Victor Lundy

#45 Ready To Go. Soldiers Aboard Landing Craft In Cherbourg Harbor, France

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Ready To Go. Soldiers Aboard Landing Craft In Cherbourg Harbor, France
Victor Lundy

#46 First Aid Lecture. Soldiers Listening To Lecture While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - First Aid Lecture. Soldiers Listening To Lecture While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

#47 Planning A Platoon Attack Sgt. Jaffe

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Planning A Platoon Attack Sgt. Jaffe
Victor Lundy

#48 Soldiers Looking At Land In The Distance, Cherbourg

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldiers Looking At Land In The Distance, Cherbourg
Victor Lundy

#49 On A Reconnaissance In France. Waiting For A Co. C.O. At Capt. Trescott's O.P.

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - On A Reconnaissance In France. Waiting For A Co. C.O. At Capt. Trescott's O.P.
Victor Lundy

#50 Street With Barracks At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Street With Barracks At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

#51 Soldiers Listening To Lecture While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldiers Listening To Lecture While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

#52 Soldier Sitting On Ground At Night While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldier Sitting On Ground At Night While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

#53 Soldiers Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldiers Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

#54 Soldier Lying On The Ground While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldier Lying On The Ground While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

#55 Soldiers Seated On Train Bound For New York Harbor

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldiers Seated On Train Bound For New York Harbor
Victor Lundy

#56 Soldier Sketches

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldier Sketches
Victor Lundy

#57 Soldiers With Landing Craft Tanks

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldiers With Landing Craft Tanks
Victor Lundy

#58 Sea-Plane Hangar Wrecked By Germans At Cherbourg, France

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Sea-Plane Hangar Wrecked By Germans At Cherbourg, France
Victor Lundy

#59 Soldiers Watching A First Aid Demonstration While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina

21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect - Soldiers Watching A First Aid Demonstration While Stationed At Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Victor Lundy

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