Russell Hughes Rabjohn was a trained artist when, at just eighteen years old, he went off to fight in the First World War. For three years, he kept a written diary and drew what he saw in a series of sketchbooks. Rabjohn’s sketches are a unique visual record of a lost time and are important both as a teaching resource and as a dramatic coffee-table book.
Due for publication in March, 2017, you can pre-order A Soldier's Sketchbook at amazon.ca or amazon.com.
In the meantime, here are a few of Russell's sketches.