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Ypres (The Illustrated War Reports: Contemporary Combat Images from the Great War)

Bob Carruthers

ISBN 10: 147383788X / ISBN 13: 9781473837881
Published by Pen and Sword Military, 2016
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Ypres (The Illustrated War Reports: ...

Publisher: Pen and Sword Military

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Illustrated.

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This powerful collection, depicting the grim realities of the four-year struggle for the Ypres salient, showcases the work of the contemporary combat artists and illustrators from the Great War era. Included here are the works of serious artists, propagandists, illustrators and humourists. The result is a stunning and vivid graphic record of life and death in the most infamous campaign of the Great War, as reported to contemporary audiences at a time when the events of the Great War were still unfolding. During the Great War artists and illustrators produced a highly accurate visual record of the fleeting moments the bulky cameras couldn't reproduce. These works form a body of war reportage that are as valid as the written word. Today, the work of the combat illustrators and the official war artists from the Great War era is overlooked by historians in favour of photographs, but these illustrations are nonetheless important, as they provide a contemporary record of hand-to-hand fighting, trench raids, aerial dogfights, sea battles, desperate last stands, night actions and cavalry charges.

About the Author:

Bob Carruthers is an Emmy Award winning author and historian, who has written extensively on the Great War. A graduate of Edinburgh University, Bob is the author of a number of military history titles including the Amazon best seller The Wehrmacht in Russia.

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