Book launch of renowned war artist, Peter Badcock

RHODESIAN LIGHT INFANTRY WESTERN CAPE is proud to announce a very special book launch! The renowned war
artist Peter Badcock will launching his new book, A War Artists Diary, of outstanding drawings and words. It has a selection of sketches done on the SADF.

A War Artist’s Diary chronicles war in Southern Africa with 100 exceptional drawings and verse from Peter Badcock’s three best selling books on conflict below the 15th parallel.  His powerful, photo-realistic pencil drawings, coupled with emotive verse, helped make his international reputation as one of the last war artists of the twentieth century.  This book brings together Shadows of War (1978) and Faces of War (1980), which documented the turbulence and raw emotion of the Rhodesian Bush War, through to its end in April 1980.  Images of War (1981) explored the gritty devastation of the South and South West African Border War, which drew to its own conclusion 10 years later in March 1990.  A War Artist’s Diary provides a haunting take on those days in which young men men fought old men’s battles, in pursuit – as it turns out – of very little.  It is their eyes that burn through A War Artist’s Diary and give it soul.

A War Artist’s Diary pays tribute to the veterans of these wars: those who survived but carry memories of those dark days and those who died or suffered wounds of the mind and body.  This book honours their endurance, their professionalism and their bravery. 

PLACE: Timour Hall, Plumstead

DATE: Friday 25th March

TIME: @ 6pm

RSVP: John Normann at 0834609159
Please visit Peter’s website for more insights: Our MC for the evening will be Hannes Wessels. Snacks will be served on the verandah after the launch and as always there is a cash bar.