Alan’s War: The Memories of G.I. Alan Cope
Written and Illustrated by Emmanuel Guibert
Alan’s War is a 304 page memoir of Alan Cope’s experience in WWII. For the most part this book is a slow but gratifying read.
Alan’s memories are written and drawn by his friend Emmanuel Guibert with an amount of respect and love that only true friendship and understanding can provide. In the forward you will read about Emmanuel meeting Alan, and their immediate friendship that lasted for 5 years, right up until Alan’s death.
Alan’s stories are an amazing insight into one man’s experience with WWII. There are a lot of fun anecdotes and some amazing art along the way. The touching photographs at the end of the story serve as a poignant reminder that this is a story about a real man. Perhaps my favorite part is about choosing what to name the book.
I highly recommend Alan’s War if you want a good solid read about an average Joe with a great memory, and a great way with words. It was a refreshing change of pace from the graphic novels I typically read.
R.I.P. Alan Cope. Thanks for your service to our country and for sharing your story with us.