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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

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Joe Sacco's The Great War – in pictures

Credit: Joe Sacco Those who have died at the casualty clearing station are buried nearby. Twenty-one thousand men have been killed outright in the attack or would die of their wounds

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A Panorama Of Devastation: Drawing Of WWI Battle Spans 24 Feet

Detail from Plate 11 of Joe Sacco's The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. On July 1st, at precisely 7:30 a....

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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.

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9 Gorgeous Illustrated Book Reviews That You Have To See

A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan : | 9 Gorgeous Illustrated Book Reviews That You Have To See

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Laura Knight: Portraits – review

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.

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The 20 Most Beautiful Children’s Books of All Time

The 20 Most Beautiful Children's Books of All Time

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Calling All Book Nerds: Here's Your Chance To See 'The Goldfinch' Painting In Real Life

Carel Fabritius, The Goldfinch, 1654, oil on panel, 13.2” x 9”, Mauritshuis, The Hague, Photo by The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der ...

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Can Homer's Iliad speak across the centuries?

illustration by Neil Packer from the Candlewick Press edition of the Iliad, translated by Gillian Cross.