Reunion at Ostend Harbour - Homecoming - 1945

Inspired by a popular song from the early 20th century.

Time would come for roll call,
Time for us to part,
Darling I'd caress you
And press you to my heart,
And there 'neath that far-off lantern light,
I'd hold you tight,
We'd kiss good night,
My Lili of the Lamplight,
My own Lili Marleen.

Orders came for sailing,
Somewhere over there
All confined to barracks
was more than I could bear
I knew you were waiting in the street
I heard your feet,
But could not meet,
My Lili of the Lamplight,
my own Lili Marleen.
- T. Connor (1944)

Medium: Photoshop and Wacom tablet
Time taken: estimated between 20 and 40 hours, spread over several days.

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Kristina Gehrmann
Illustrator Hamburg, Germany