Wednesday, August 30, 2006

They Drew Fire

Combat Artists of World War II

Back in 1999 PBS aired a documentary about the unsung "combat artists" of WWII. This is an amazing story of men who at great risk attempted to capture all the immensity of war in their individual artistic fashion. Several of the artists are interviewed and being very expressive and articulate describe in detail what it was like to be in that situation. Jason Robards narrates.

You can rent this video from Netflix, Blockbuster and others.

You can also go to the PBS site and view the art work and view information about the artists at: