Interesting story. I haven't heard much about artist back from the war. My history teacher told me about this German Artist. I thought that you were talking about him, I was gonna freak out, but you didn't. A German Artist entered the war, and he manned a machine gun. He said that he killed "5,000" soldiers, which = (maniac?). Anyway, his artist turn creepy. Picture of soldiers with no arms, heads, legs, etc. Making the peoples see how war was.
This is a interesting story. Although I don't get the loving part. You made him too animish. I think your link is down/error.