Coverart for item
The Resource Tommy's war : the Western Front in soldiers' words and photographs, Richard van Emden

Tommy's war : the Western Front in soldiers' words and photographs, Richard van Emden

Label
Tommy's war : the Western Front in soldiers' words and photographs
Title
Tommy's war
Title remainder
the Western Front in soldiers' words and photographs
Statement of responsibility
Richard van Emden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For the first time ever the soldiers' experiences of the First World War are recorded in their own words and pictures. Shortly after images of the famous Christmas Truce of 1914 found their way into national newspapers in Britain, the military authorities banned the private use of cameras on the Western Front. A considerable number of soldiers continued to use them illicitly to record life and death in the front line trenches. Including over 250 personal and unpublished photographs, this large-format book gives a new perspective on the war that was not captured by the official photographers who traversed the Western Front. Combined with extracts from personal diaries and letters written by soldiers and civilians in Britain through each year of the war up until Armistice Day in 1918, The Great War is a remarkable, vivid account of war. It is a stunning portrayal of humanity, at its best, and at its worst
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Emden, Richard
Dewey number
940.308
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D640.A2
LC item number
V36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
Target audience
adult
Label
Tommy's war : the Western Front in soldiers' words and photographs, Richard van Emden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781408844366
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877915763
  • (OCoLC)ocn877915763
  • 2146701
Label
Tommy's war : the Western Front in soldiers' words and photographs, Richard van Emden
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781408844366
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877915763
  • (OCoLC)ocn877915763
  • 2146701

Library Locations

    • Hillsboro Brookwood LibraryBorrow it
      2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR, 97124-5327, US
      45.542878 -122.935981
Processing Feedback ...