The Illustrated War Reports, Ypres, Contemporary Combat Images From The Great War

B2311

This book contains a very fine selection of images from the battles around Ypres. This type of book makes the term ‘author’ tricky. Carruthers has used text sparingly and relied on the power of the images to tell the story. Whether that makes him an author or an editor is arguable, but the result of his labours is a moving tribute to those who fought and provided so many unique glimpses of what it was like to be there. It also provides a tribute to those who brought the story to the public in a unique way.Most Recommended.

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NAME: The Illustrated War Reports, Ypres, Contemporary Combat Images From The Great War
FILE: R2311
AUTHOR: Bob Carruthers
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: soft back
PAGES: 128
PRICE: £12.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: World War One, First World War, WWI, The Great War, 1914-1918, Ypres, Ypres Salient
ISBN: 1-47383-788-X
IMAGE: B2311.jpg
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LINKS: http://tinyurl.com/h3g8kja
DESCRIPTION: This book contains a very fine selection of images from the battles around Ypres. This type of book makes the term ‘author’ tricky. Carruthers has used text sparingly and relied on the power of the images to tell the story. Whether that makes him an author or an editor is arguable, but the result of his labours is a moving tribute to those who fought and provided so many unique glimpses of what it was like to be there. It also provides a tribute to those who brought the story to the public in a unique way. Most Recommended.

WWI saw the coming together of three forms of illustration. The war artist had long been a story teller who risked all with the soldiers to bring out their stories. Some continued to rely on a sketch pad, but an increasing number used film to make the record, from which they then produced sketches, drawings and painting. There were also photographers who captured battle on film for direct reproduction or for artists distant from the conflict to use as a basis for hand drawn illustrations. WWI saw the explosion of records in the form of images. As soldiers took their own cameras to war, there was an additional source of records, many of which are still surfacing.

A very affordable and powerful book.

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