January 1997

Drawing Fire: a Combat Artist at War

Volume 80, Issue 1
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DRAWING FIRE: A Combat Artist at War. By Howard Brodie. Published by Portola Press. 157 pages. Soft-cover. Stock #1-3. $15.25 MCA Members. $16.95 Non-members.

Men go into combat with their tools of war: bayonets, pistols, rifles, machine guns, tanks and artillery. And then there's Howard Brodie with pad and pencil.

As a combat artist, Brodie served during World War II with Yank Magazine, a weekly Army publication. As a soldier, he covered the Battle of the Bulge, where he laid aside his pad and pencil and aided wounded while under fire. He received a Bronze Star for heroism.

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