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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Soviet Paintings from World War II

Boing Boing recently introduced me to an interesting military history site called All World Wars, which features historic magazines, propaganda posters, training and weapons manuals, paintings, pamphlets, scholarly treatises and other historical artifacts ranging from an Italian Renaissance sketchbook on military art to photos from the 2008-2009 Israel-Gaza war.  The item that I first encountered was a collection of Soviet paintings from World War II.  Very powerful images, such as this one entitled Sister.    

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