Joe Sacco on The Great War: 'Trench warfare shocked me even as a kid'
Joe Sacco on The Great War: 'Trench warfare shocked me even as a kid' -- The graphic artist, best known for Palestine, normally documents contemporary conflicts. Now he has turned his attention to the first day of the Somme, 1 July 1916
A Panorama Of Devastation: Drawing Of WWI Battle Spans 24 Feet
Detail from Plate 5 of Joe Sacco's The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. The basilica of the town of Albert, visible in the top right, is an important staging point behind the front.
Corporal Elspeth Henderson and Sergeant Helen Turner, 1941 by Laura Knight. Photograph: The Royal United Services Institute. During the second world war Henderson and Turner were awarded the Military Medal for bravery for continuing to work on their switchboard even as their RAF base was bombed. 'It is the distinctive orange-red of their lipstick that catches the attention, all their pluck somehow captured in the careful application of a little Max Factor.'
925 The War. Marcel Gromaire l (1892-1971) studied classically at Douai, then law which he abandoned When the war began he spent the next six years in the army and was wounded. After the war Gromaire returned to Paris and worked in a studio. A meeting with the collector, Dr. Girardin, established his career as an artist. He painted many works on social subjects, and is often associated with Social Realism.