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Author Browning, John Gaitha, 1913-
Title An artist at war : the journal of John Gaitha Browning / edited by Oleta Stewart Toliver.
Imprint Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, [1994]

Author Browning, John Gaitha, 1913-
Series War and the Southwest series ; no. 3
War and the Southwest series ; no. 3.
Subject Browning, John Gaitha, 1913- -- Diaries.
United States. Army -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
Soldiers -- United States -- Diaries.
Alt Name Toliver, Oleta Stewart, 1928-
Add Title Journal of John Gaitha Browning
Description 1 online resource (xv, 331 pages) : illustrations, maps.
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Includes index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Summary John Gaitha Browning was a 30-year-old artist when he joined the Army, and he did not cease to be an artist just because he had become a soldier. The extraordinary journal he kept during his two years in the South Pacific records the plight of any artist at war: "We are a lonely lot who ignore so many things and dream of a day when we will be free to create beauty again."
Browning also brought to Army life his many years of experience (some while a Boy Scout) working among Native Americans, learning their lore and handiwork. Many entries in this journal are fascinating comparisons between them and the New Guinea and Philippine natives. Although his love of art and culture sometimes left him at odds with the youngest soldiers, he was determined to make a written and visual record of whatever "good and beautiful" he found amidst the confusion and destruction of war.
The journals begin on February 6, 1943 in Fort Ord, California; cover Browning's journey to Australia aboard the U.S. Army Transport Willard A. Holbrook; his adventures in Brisbane and Cairns, and then New Guinea; and his combat experience in the Philippines during the spring and summer of 1945.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585326894 (electronic bk.)
9780585326894 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 45842732
Additional Format Print version: Browning, John Gaitha, b. 1913. Artist at war. Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, ©1994 0929398769 (DLC) 94020152 (OCoLC)30546879

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