Shuffle through your memory bank of WWI and you’ll likely visualize grainy, b&w images of trenches, gas masks, zeppelins, and mud, lots of mud. Americans, especially, can’t readily distinguish the Ardennes from Verdun, Ypres from the Somme.
Steady yourself for a startling makeover featuring dozens of large-format, flawlessly reproduced images of battlefields, devastation, training exercises, and odd moments scanned from rare glass-plate photographs, including many color photos. The quality and clarity of these works from some of WWI’s top photographers is mind-boggling.
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