The Military

Hugo Pratt experienced the Second World War while in the midst of people and armies of different nationalities.

In his watercolors as well as in his more famous panels, one can easily see the fascination he had for the beauty of military uniforms, with their colors and their characteristics. All these images—the flags, the insignia, and the badges of the Italian, English, or French armies, as well as of the Senegalese riflemen–are an exceptional testimony to what Pratt called “the military culture.”