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The Battlefields of the First World War : the Unseen Panoramas of the Western Front (Hardcover)

Author: Barton, Peter

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This spectacular visual chronicle brings together 200 previously unseen panoramic images of World War I, covering the Western Front from end to end and from all years of the war. Taken at huge personal risk by the Royal Engineers for secret intelligence purposes, they reveal what no other photographs can. Each panorama offers a view of up to 160 degrees, so sharply focused that the individual figures of a waiting sniper or a louse-tortured infantryman can be made out. Introduced by historian Richard Holmes, and published in association with London''s Imperial War museum, this collection reveals the landscape of World War I as it really was: rural landscapes and villages appear alongside the ruinous muddy wastes that epitomise war-torn France in the modern imagination.

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Publisher Osprey Pub Co
Mfg Part# 9781845298845
SKU 209332069
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1845298845
Release Date 1/20/2009
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