Dimensions: 504 pages, 11.6 × 11.6 × 1.6 in
Published: October 29, 2013
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385350708
ISBN - 13: 9780385350709
From the Publisher
On the occasion of the centenary of World War I in August
2014--an unprecedented, spectacular pictorial history of the first
global war in 380 black-and-white photographs, many never seen
before, from Imperial War Museums in London.
This monumental, dramatic photographic narrative captures the war
from the early arms race that developed around the massing of
prewar battleship fleets to the final moments of the conflict with
the sinking of the German fleet in Scapa. The photographs span the
many battlefronts throughout the world: from the British Isles to
the south Atlantic, across Europe and the Ottoman Empire, Sudan and
East Africa, Jerusalem and Damascus. Here are soldiers from across
the globe, vast battleships, dirigibles overhead, the streets of
London, the first battle of Ypres, German submarines at sea, the
beaches of Gallipoli, the battle of Jutland, the battle of the
Somme trenches, and much, much more.
About the Author
MARK HOLBORN has edited a number of books on photography, and has
worked with Annie Leibovitz, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Hiro,
Susan Sontag, and Issey Miyake, among many others.
HILARY ROBERTS studied at University College London, University of
London. She is the head of Collections of Imperial War Museums''
photography archive and has coauthored Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War
(September 2012), also with Mark Holborn.
"A book of extraordinary power and clarity… it may well be the
greatest anthology (yet) of World War I photographs...The sonata
rhythm of the images, with their complementary and recurring
themes, endows the ensemble with rare emotional power and
--Christopher Clark, The New York Times Book Review
"Intense and affecting…so many of these crisp images are
haunting…Rich, riveting and often appalling visual history."
-Dwight Garner, The New York Times