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The Hidden Faces of War - 1

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Image: Corporal R. B. Fowler, Archive Number 82, Macalister Collection, Gillies Archive, Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, Kent, UK.

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That's actually a picture of my grandfather. He got patched up pretty well ... long enough to live until he was 93 anyway, father 5 children, and to leave a small army of descendants. Even before he got this wound he'd been hospitalized with measles 1914, influenza 1914, and a nasty shoulder wound in 1916. That man was a survivor.
Oh yeah ... one more interesting detail. The photo (used for this drawing) was taken October 18th 1918, and he married my grandmother on Jan 1st 1919. Nothing slowed him down!
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AngusBurgersProfessional General Artist
I had seen photos of his reconstruction! I am glad to see he just kept on with life. Thank you for sharing his story, he sounds like a man worth remembering.
Sinsajoart's avatar
Well at least he still has his face.
Theropia's avatar
The rows of teeth...
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juicethehedgehogProfessional General Artist
why the hell isnt this a feature? this deserves every reason to be a feature!
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AngusBurgersProfessional General Artist
Well, only YOU can make it a feature!
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juicethehedgehogProfessional General Artist
i would if i even know how.. i'll look when im ready to look for how XD
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AxmxZHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've seen that guelle cassee before. Depressing. Good job!
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AngusBurgersProfessional General Artist
Gueule Cassée was the term used by the French and this guy is from New Zealand, but thank you very much for the comment!
GeneralVyse's avatar
Great work as ever, i think this series is a crucial addition to the military art on DA, there's more than enough gung-ho imaes that im guilty of as well, This is a most welcome antidote!

On another note, do you still play battlefield 1942? It might be worth me buying if your comics are anything to go by... and are you published? You'd do well in the Newspapers.
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AngusBurgersProfessional General Artist
Thanks!

And I don't play Battlefield 1942 anymore. It's a really out-dated game. And no, I'm not published.
GeneralVyse's avatar
Damn, you should be, if i had the power you would be!!!

Well in fact... you're in NZ? Ever heard of the Western Front Association? They might appreciate your art, though they're a bit dry, and wouldnt get any of the humour. But they're a WW1 historical society worldwide, and have a monthly? magazine.

Quite fond of outdated games, I'm playing 'Blood' on DOS at the moment!!!
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AngusBurgersProfessional General Artist
I'm in Canada.
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More like a bullet or shrapnel taking his cheek away.
the-secret-monkey's avatar
Ohh, okay. Sad...
Desdinova84's avatar
Very powerful image. Great job
ZaneSama's avatar
I can't see the reference image from the website (under reconstruction or something), but you did a good job on bothi his facial proportions at that angle, and on that wound, whatever it is. Its a wonder it didn't go straight through to his jaw.

Are those maggots I see in there, or just tissue? I know they use them to remove necrotic flesh, but I can't tell if that's the case here, in B&W.
Ryvik's avatar
War is the worst invention of men. After mankind itself..

Your piece, tough, reveals itself to be cruelly accurate. Well done. :)
koh97's avatar
Nope, we did not invent war.
We're just damn good at it.
And nice job, looks realistic, and shows violence and war well.
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dear christ 0_o
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AngusBurgersProfessional General Artist
War's not so cool now is it
shai739's avatar
wars - are all popular in their first 30 days
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*Arthur Schlesinger
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