Artist who went behind German lines to sketch positions

Discussion in 'World War 1' started by Antipodean Andy, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    World War 1 artist went behind enemy lines to sketch German positions - Telegraph - great example of artwork at link.

  2. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    'To crawl into No Man's Land and make these sketches was very brave.' .... He was brave thats for sure !!

    The original diary includes two still-red poppies picked from No Man's Land in 1915.

    Private Smith, from Bexhill, East Sussex, joined up in 1914 aged 22. He married his wife, Jessie Hookman, while on leave in 1917, but the couple never had any children.

    Mr Smith became a successful commercial artist after the war and designed Christmas cards and chocolate boxes.

    Revealed: No man's land sketches by 'hero' British WWI artist who crept behind enemy lines to gather intelligence | Mail Online

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