07 February 2008

A Japanese POW's Pictoral Diary

A friend alerted me to this little treasure trove. It is very well presented collection of drawings made by a Japanese Air Corps soldier during his time as a prisoner of war in the Soviet Union at the end of WWII.

It amazed me how positive this artist seemed to remain throughout the time he spent in Russia. The drawings feel more like those of the American Bill Mauldin than a soldier from a defeated empire.

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