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  • Published: 1 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9780224096553
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 504
  • RRP: $80.00
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The Great War

A Photographic Narrative

  • Imperial War Museum


For the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, this astonishing book collects over five hundred pictures and rarely seen material from the archive of the Imperial War Museum.

As we mark the centenary of the end of World War One, this astonishing book collects over five hundred remarkable photographs and rarely seen material of the war from the Imperial War Museum archives

The Great War was the first conflict to be documented in photographs. In The Great War: A Photographic Narrative, we follow the events of the war through extraordinary photographs, from the opening photograph of the gun that fired the first shot of the war to the final photograph of an audio recording showing the arrival of silence on 11th November 1918.

Imperial War Museum houses one of the greatest photographic archives of conflict in the world. This unique book is divided into five sections, each prefaced with a detailed chronology of events and a historical summary, together with detailed captions for every picture.

NOTE: Few pages are intentionally left blank.

'I have never seen or read anything that brings the First World War quite so vividly alive.' Guardian

  • Published: 1 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9780224096553
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 504
  • RRP: $80.00
Categories:

Praise for The Great War

I have never seen or read anything that brings the First World War quite so vividly alive.

Mark Haddon, Guardian

Does [it] count as a book of the year? It's certainly my meticulously illustrated panorama of the year.

Craig Taylor, Observer

Monumental.

Nigel Jones, Sunday Telegraph Seven

Sampling this later photographic narrative, published ahead of next year's First World War centenary, left this reader feeling like Tommy Atkins after one of the Great Wa'’s artillery barrages: shell-shocked.

Sean O'Grady, Independent

A spectacular pictorial history.

Fanny Blake, Woman & Home

More than 500 pictures follow the conflict on multiple fronts.

Sebastian Shakespeare, Tatler

This is rich, riveting and often appalling visual history.

New York Times

Showing the changing nature of photography, it also shows the extreme depth of the human loss incurred.

What Digital Camera

This has an astonishing photo on the cover... And there’s no let-up in quality inside. Mark Holborn and Hilary Roberts – she is the Head Curator of Photography at the Imperial War Museum – have done a terrific job of putting together the most arresting images of the war.

John Preston, Daily Mail

[A] handsomely produced volume... Unforgettable pictures.

Word of Interiors

Superb

Mark Feeney, Boston Globe Sunday

Wonderful… Some of the shots will be well known to you, but most will not and, as a collection, portray an image of just what those seemingly well-laid-out lines meant for those who fought there.

Countrylife Online

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