Interested in WW2 artwork?

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  1. Wily

    Wily New Member

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    Hello.

    I'm pretty much a lurker, but I forgot to make a post here that I'm sure at least one or two of you will find interesting.

    I interview combat pilots and draw their airplanes.

    Anyway, a few months ago, a woman contacted me and asked if I'd like to see the drawings her dad did in WW2.

    He was a Norden technician in England and also a notorious doodler - his favorite medium were the envelopes used to write home to his young bride.

    Anyway, these envelopes are about as cool as cool can be...and for the past 6 weeks, I've put a new one up on my site about every week or so.

    I'm JUST getting ready to post a new one but thought I'd expand the readership a bit by posting in some forums that I haven't been at.

    I do one at a time - and the link is the little envelope at the bottom of the page.

    http://www.johnmollison.com

    I hope you find these as fascinating as I do!

    Best regards.

    wily

    PS - the artist's name is James Hester.

    PSS - Most of his art features aircraft; the one that's up right NOW, features Hitler.
     
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    Good drawings.
    Thanks for sharing, Wily.
     
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    Wow. I'm impressed! Any way to view all of them?
     
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    Hello, RabidAlien (love the name)

    It was a tough decision - to put them all up or one at a time...and the decision was in the envelope itself. He sent them one at a time, they'll be displayed just like that. :)

    Though there's a chance they'll be acquired by a museum and displayed in groups, I think the surprise and fun of seeing "what's next?!" is just too hard to overlook.

    I'll put a new one up tomorrow (I hope).

    Thank you for commenting. Your posts mean a lot to the family, too.
     
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    Thats interesting.

    Thanks for sharing them.
     
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    Very cool!:cool: :cool: :cool: Thank you for sharing Willy!:thumbright:
     
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    Another WW2 letter is up.

    http://www.johnmollison.com

    Click on the envelope on the bottom of the page.

    I've been reading about the Okinawa campaign - I think it's tinged my thinking a bit.

    But it's a hell of a sketch.
     
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    Those are cool Willy:cool: :thumbright: Thank you for sharing.:thumbleft:
     
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    Wily, I do not have a problem with you posting the letter art, but you do not need to start a new thread for each and every letter that you put up. You can just as easily do so in the original thread.

    I will merge these two threads now into one...
     
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    Interesting, thanks for sharing.

    I second what has been said above.
     
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    That was cool.


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    #17 DerAdlerIstGelandet, Dec 17, 2009
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    Willy I am asking you again to stop starting a new post each time you "post up a new letter".

    There is no problem with you posting this stuff, but you only need one thread to do all of this. You do not need to start a new thread each time!

    I will again merge the threads into one. This will be the last time however...
     
  18. Wily

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    Hello!

    A quick blizzard shut down travel so I took the moment to put up another of Sgt. James Hester's "WW2 Letters" on my website.

    Click on the little envelope on the bottom of the page.

    http://www.johnmollison.com
     
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    Looks good Wily. :)


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