WWI Sketches by Winnie the Pooh Illustrator E. H. Shephard

At war: Pictured are soldiers surveying a French biplane which crashed on the Somme battlefield in 1916

Poignant lost sketches that Winnie the Pooh illustrator E.H. Shepard drew from the First World War trenches have been published for the first time after they were discovered in a time-capsule box.

The collection of more than 100 never-seen-before sketches came to light when researchers stumbled upon a trunk belonging to Shepard which has lain unopened for almost 100 years.

He is best known for bringing the much-loved characters from classics Winnie the Pooh and The Wind in the Willows to life through his famous illustrations.

But during the First World War he had served in some of the bloodiest battles on the Western Front as a captain in the Royal Garrison Artillery.

Read more at the Daily Mail

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