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The Great War Illustrated 1915 - Archive and colour photos of WWI

William Langford and Jack Holroyd
An unusual book but one that has enthralled me for the last week. In 2002 a large collection of photographs, some in colour, from the Great War was acquired by Charles Hewitt. This book is a small number of them and is a delight to read. It charts a snapshot in 1915 from the fleets of the Royal Navy to the hell that was trench warfare. There are a few captions on the photos but really the images speak for themselves as the reader is transported back in time. The small section of colour images are most striking and the two showing British troops in their trench.

The book is expensive, at £25 it is very much in the coffee table style and is either best as a gift or a luxury purchase. But if you want interesting and well presented pictures of how the battlefield of 1915 looked then this is perfect. Pen and Sword should congratulated for the effort that has gone into this work and I look forward to the remainder of the collection getting a similar treatment.
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