WORLD WAR I IN COLOUR: THE DEFINITIVE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY WITH OVER 200 REMARKABLE FULL COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Messenger, Charles (Historical Consultant).


£25.00




1st ed., 2003. 224 pp., cold., frontis., + over 200 cold., photo-ills. D.j., 25 x 19cm. Two small tears to top of d.j., o/w V.G.+. Until now, World War I has only been seen in black and white. At the time it was the only way pictures from the front and scenes recreated for the camera could be filmed. Now, for the first time ever, rare and meticulously researched archive footage from worldwide sources, including Russia, Germany, France, the USA and the Imperial War Museum, London, has been recast into colour with the greatest attention to detail. The results are breathtaking. Containing 75% previously unseen material, some 200 colour photographs are drawn from the landmark Nugus/Martin series for Channel 5, and bring an immediacy and poignancy to the war. The images are complemented by an authoritative text and accompanied by interviews with surviving eye-witnesses. This book traces the development of the war from the seeds of conflict to the way it was fought, whether in the trenches, at sea or in the air.


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