Vintage Aircraft Nose Art

Author: Gary Valant
Publisher: Zenith Imprint
ISBN: 0760312087
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The unique art that graced military aircraft in World War II and the Korean War. Applied by amateurs or professional artists like Vargas, the art typically featured alluring women whose charms belied the deadly cargo the crew hoped to deliver to its targets. Hundreds of examples are shown in a combination of archival photos from the wars and current photos of artwork in museum collections.

Aircraft Nose Art

Author: Andretta Schellinger
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476619328
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Since World War I, nose art has adorned military aircraft around the world. Intended for friendly rather than enemy eyes, these images—with a wide range of artistic expression—are part of the personal and unit histories of pilots and aircrews. As civilian and military attitudes and rationales for war change from one conflict to the next, changes can also be seen in the iconography of nose art. This analysis from a cultural perspective compares nose art in the United States, Great Britain and France from World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

The Great American Pin Up

Author: Charles G. Martignette
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836532440
Format: PDF, ePub
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Buxom bombshells: Pictures from an age when eroticism was still innocent They've been exciting generations of men, on calendars and covers, as centrefolds or even on playing cards: pin-ups. What started as an exercise in oils was soon taken up in various media - pin-up mascots graced the fuselages of American fighters, and became an essential feature of the male world of garages and barracks. And the age of political correctness hasn't ended their appeal. This book tells the tale of a genre as utterly American as the paintings of Edward Hopper, describing its origins and development in detail and showcasing the most important artists. With over 500 illustrations, The Great American Pin-Up is a comprehensive studies of the genre. Text in English, French, and German

Trench Art

Author: Jane A. Kimball
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Although soldiers throughout history have created war souvenirs, the term trench art originated in France during the early years of World War I. The War to End All Wars produced trench art on a scale never seen before or since. Largely neglected beyond a circle of devoted collectors until recently, interest in trench art is experiencing a revival by museums and collectors on both sides of the Atlantic.

Unbroken deutsch

Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608102396
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Louis Zamperini, Sohn italienischer Einwanderer, wird vom jugendlichen Schlitzohr zum Mittelstreckenläufer von Weltrang. Nach seinem fulminanten Schlussspurt beim Finale der Olympischen Spiele in Berlin 1936 beginnt seine Odyssee während des Zweiten Weltkriegs im Pazifik. Er gerät mitten ins Inferno der Gefangenschaft, wo er Folter und Hunger erträgt und überlebt. Laura Hillenbrand, die zurzeit erfolgreichste Sachbuchautorin der USA, erzählt mitreißend und erzeugt eine atemlose Spannung: den Flugzeugabsturz, die 47-tägige Irrfahrt im Schlauchboot durch den Pazifik, den Kampf gegen Haie, die Kriegsgefangenschaft unter einem der grausamsten Verbrecher des Zweiten Weltkriegs.