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World War II: A Photographic History
by David Boyle
World War II was the most intensively photographed conflict in history. Military and press photographers, propagandists, camera-wielding soldiers, and civilians all took the opportunity to record the tumultuous events of 1939-1945. From the mass suffering to the individual heroism, the cruelty to the humanitarianism, the misery to the hope, World War II: A Photographic ...more
Hardcover, 600 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by MetroBooks (NY)
(first published 1998)
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Mar 12, 2015 Damir rated it liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: history buffs
Each day throughout World War Two, dozens if not hundreds of photographs were taken by military forces and civilians alike. These photographs provide future generations, those missing from the conflict that encapsulated three-quarters of the planet, as close to an eyewitness view as possible. Bringing together nine hundred of those photographs from each theater of the Second World War, World War II: A Photographic History provides an extraordinary ground level view of history that no other boo ...more
World War II in Photographs a selection of around 900 amazing photos, mostly from WWII but also including a few from the 1930s. They are arranged in chapters usually relating to particular campaigns with some accompanying text explaining the events in order to provide a context. The blurb says ‘900 comprehensively captioned images’ – I would disagree, as the captions tell you very little and a few of them are spectacularly wrong, which is a pity the as excellent selection of well reproduced ...more
David Boyle is the author of Blondel’s Song: The capture, imprisonment and ransom of Richard the Lionheart, and a series of books about history, social change and the future. His book Authenticity: Brands, Fakes, Spin and the Lust for Real Life helped put the search for authenticity on the agenda as a social phenomenon. The Tyranny of Numbers and The Sum of Our Discontent predicted the backlash ag ...moreMore about David Boyle...