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Author Name    Beltrone, Art and Beltrone, Lee.

Title   A WARTIME LOG.

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Charlottesville, Virginia Howell 1994

ISBN Number    0943231906 / 9780943231907

Inscription   Signed by Authors.

Seller ID   30234

208 pp, 9 3/4" H. Signed on front free endpaper: "Art Beltrone / Lee Beltrone". Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "With watercolors extracted from food can labels and paint brushes made from their own hair, downed World War II American airmen recreated their recollections of combat and experiences as prisoners of war in blank books provided by the Y.M.C.A. With remarkable ingenuity and creativity, prisoners used their Wartime Logs as a mental escape from the physical confinement of German prison camps. Sketches, illustrations, poetry, diary entries - all were recorded in each prisoner's log book. (This book), printed and bound in roughly the size and format of the originals, features artwork and anecdotes from more than a dozen log books kept by U.S. Army Air Force pilots and crewmen held prisoner in German camps during WWII. Adventure, boredom, laughter, horror, and courage fill these pages. (It) provides a unique look into a chapter of history that should never be forgotten and will inspire us all." Minor lean to spine, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of text block. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling, light rubbing on panels, three very small dents on rear hinge.

World  War  II,  Second  World  War,  POWs,  Prisoners  Of  War,  American  Airmen,  Y.M.C.A.,  German  Prison  Camps,  B-17,  Barracks,  Claudius  Belk,  Joseph  Boyle,  Cartoons,  Sylvan  Cohen,  Aerial  Combat,  D-bar,  Chocolate,  Entertainment,  Food,  Freight  Cars,  John  Friend,  Charles  Ross  Greening,  Goon-Baiting,  Humor,  Prisoner  Ingenuity,  Robert  McVicker,  Poetry,  Patrick  Reams,  Red  Cross,  Sports,  Stalag  17B,  Stalag  Luft  I,  Stalag  Luft  III,  Stalag  Luft  4,  Standard  Food  Package,  Richard  A.  Stewart,  Theater,  Guard  Towers,  Trading,  War  Prisoners  Aid,  Wartime  Log,  Roy  E.  Wendell,  Wings,  Edward  S.  Wodicka,  Bail  Outs,  Cologne,  Geneva  Convention,  Escapes,  Escapers,  Rumor,  Amateur  Theatricals,  Liberation,  United  States  Army  Air  Force,  USAAF,  Pilots,  Aircrew,  Signed  Books. 

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