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Author Giannini, Ugo, author, artist.

Title Drawing D-Day [electronic resource] : An Artist's Journey Through War / Ugo Giannini.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Dover Publications, [2019]
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Summary " Drawing D-Day powerfully and poignantly reflects back on the watershed event of the 20th century in a way that is unexpected and completely unique." - Jeffery R. Fulgham, CFRE, Vice President, Finance and Development, National D-Day Memorial Foundation Drawing D-Day: An Artist's Journey Through War offers an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind testimony in words and images by a soldier and artist who participated in one of the most famous military operations of World War II. On June 6, 1944, Ugo Giannini landed on Omaha Beach with a platoon of military police assigned to accompany the U.S. Army's 29th Infantry Division. Only six of the thirty-seven men in the platoon made it to the beach. Told that he was needed on the bluff above the shore, Ugo climbed the Verville Draw, jumped into a crater made by naval bombardment, and spent that day and part of the next as an eyewitness to the invasion. Remarkably, he began to draw. These are the only known drawings from that historic day. Drawn in pencil and pen, in a gritty, realist style, the images depict heavily burdened infantrymen trying to stay afloat in seawater, crawling on the beach, and dead among the ruins of a bombed-out village. The illustrations, interwoven with Ugo's letters to his family and girlfriend, portray the horror of war in a deep and personal way. Abstract paintings at the end of the book, composed forty years later, make a powerful statement of the enduring power about war on an artist-soldier's psyche.
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Subject United States. Army. Infantry Division, 29th.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.
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Added Author Giannini, Maxine, author.
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Other Form: Print version: Giannini, Ugo. Drawing D-Day. Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 2019. 9780486832425 (DLC)2018043396
ISBN 9780486839363 (epub)
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