Jeff Williams writes a fantastic blog, Second by Second World War surrounding the events of World War Two. It’s really worth checking out as it’s a fantastic resource.
This week I wrote a guest post about K.B.Stoddart and my illustrations of his POW experiences.
This blog will be resuming its normal updates soon. Things got quite busy over the spring and summer period!
Here is the website to the Brunswick Club, a children’s charity begun by the prisoners of Brunswick and it tells you something of the history:
A postcard amongst Stoddart’s possessions about the story behind a painting. This was printed by the Brunswick Club of Oflag 79 Brunswick. The painting is by Gordon Horner of the Royal Artillery and the story on the back by H. J. Witheridge from 1997.
I found these recently on the New Zealand History Online website: HERE. Some give a good insight into daily life.
Here are selection from the website:
I am currently illustrating a selection of K.B.Stoddart’s logbook, in a comic/picture book style.
If you are interested then you can find more about this project on my website’s blog where I have uploaded a selection of the illustrations and progress:
Two objects found amidst K.B. Stoddart’s letters. One is a Nazi dagger that he found soon after his release from the POW camp in 1945. The other is his dog tag for the camp Oflag VIII F or Mahrisch-Trubau.
These are drawings that appear in K.B.Stoddart’s logbook. They were painted by friends.
This first was painted by Vic Howe. To quote K.B.S., “The first shows the Chieti cookhouse in the background with the view of the town above the camp above it. On the left is the hut as at Brunswick, and on the right is the ‘Biscuit Factory’ at Mahrisch Trubau. It is a composite picture”
“The second by Humphrey Moon is of Bungalow 1 at OFLAG 79″