In the heat of war, David Mancini lost his personal diary, but 60 years later, he unapologetically recreates his days as a wise-ass teenager island-hopping in the Pacific who soon found himself in the biggest battles of World War 2. "The Lost Diary" is an unfiltered and unvarnished account of Mancini's 24th Division, 19th Infantry taking part in several decisive battles - including the landing at Leyte leading to MacArthur's return. Mancini's personal odyssey is told through a series of expertly drawn vignettes, sometimes accompanied by a sketch or water colour he'd send home in GI mail to his family. Through his words and his art, he brings us into the colourful, tropical world of the Pacific, sharing events and traumas that he kept from his family. Never one for heroics, Mancini instead draws us into a world where constant death brings laughter and brotherhood. The images still etched in Mancini's mind won't leave you.