A splendid selection of war artist illustrations with vivid text. This is a fascinating book that brings out the carnage of WWI as the opposing armies engaged in a terrible war of attrition. Highly Recommended
NAME: The Illustrated War Reports, Trench Warfare, Contemporary Combat Images From The Great War FILE: R2443 AUTHOR: Bob Carruthers PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 128 PRICE: £12.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWI, World War 1, World War One, First World War, Great War, trench warfare, tanks, frontal assault, machine guns, artillery ISBN: 1-47383-784-7 IMAGE: B2443.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/jkhyf69 LINKS: DESCRIPTION: A splendid selection of war artist illustrations with vivid text. This is a fascinating book that brings out the carnage of WWI as the opposing armies engaged in a terrible war of attrition. Highly Recommended The Great War has become infamous for the enormous casualties that were exchanged for almost no sustainable progress. As battles were repeated many times, the armies moved backward and forward painfully few yards. Mining and counter mining produced some spectacular explosions but still no real progress. It was only with the introduction of the tanks and fresh troops in some numbers from the US that the Allies began to force the Germans back and into defeat. By 1914, the film camera was already in widespread use and was carried by soldiers and airmen. However, WWI was perhaps the last war where the war artist was supreme in providing illustration for war reports. The result was some vivid illustration that carried emotion and terror in a way that the camera had yet to match. This is both a war record and a collection of art.