The graphic novel depicts his whole experience, from naive schoolboy alone in the vast metropolis of New York - through to his eventual call-up to the US Army, including him being sent back to Europe, serving in the brutal Lorraine Campaign in 1944 under Patton’s Third Army.
The English GI is a uniquely told WWII graphic novel memoir. In September 1939, Britain declares war on Germany. Bernard Sandler, a 17-year-old schoolboy from Yorkshire, is on a school trip to the USA and consequently finds himself unable to return home, separated from his close-knit Jewish family in Britain.
Jonathan Sandler studied Politics at Leicester University and has spent a large part of his career working in software industry leading and managing complex projects. Jonathan, a keen sketcher, has always been passionate about World War Two history and graphic novels. In 2020, he combined these dual interests and commenced work on The English GI which was published by graphicmemoir.co.uk in 2022.
Jonathan lives in North West London with his wife and three children.
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