Military service

Beeld17_milicien From 1951 to March 1952 De Gheus performs his military service at Weiden Germany in the headquarters of lieutenant-general Piron. Surprisingly, the rebellious young artist feels at ease here. Is it because of the respect for the military, his father, a war hero, taught him? More probably it was because his artistic talents were highly appreciated by his superiors, who allowed him to draw manoeuvre maps and calenders, to illustrate the army news magazine, even to decorate the bar of the barracks.