By: Comfort, Charles Fraser. Introduction by Eric Harrison. Afterword by Charles Fraser C. Jackson.

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197 pp + 4 pp of colour maps, 9" H. Colour plates, b&w portraits. "In 1943, Charles Comfort was sent into battle to make a painter's record of the Canadian army's fight against the Germans on the Italian peninsula. (This) is his account of that fight. Enduring the shellfire, the mud, and the fatigue of battle, Comfort watches war being waged amidst the treasures of centuries of Italian art and culture. From the horrors of Ortona to the jubliant liberation of Rome, (this book) gives us a view of the war unlike any other - the vivid and penetrating view of a soldier armed not just with a rifle but with a paintbrush - and a pen. Originally published in 1956, this new edition features a revised text and 33 colour reproductions of Comfort's wartime paintings, many of which have never before been displayed in public." Interior - light browning to pages 189 to end of book, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, two tiny corner creases.


Author Name: Comfort, Charles Fraser. Introduction by Eric Harrison. Afterword by Charles Fraser C. Jackson.

Illustrator: Charles Fraser Comfort.

Categories: Military - World War II, Art - Canadian, Canada - Biography,

Edition: Revised Edition

Publisher: Pender Island, British Coumbia, Remembrance Books: 1995

ISBN Number: 0920270212

ISBN Number 13: 9780920270219

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 30526

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