Great War (Hardcover)

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  • Launched on July 1, 1916, the Battle of the Somme has come to epitomize the madness of the First World War.

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Product Description

  • Artist
    Joe Sacco  
    Author
    Joe Sacco  
    Binding
    hardback  
    Cat No.
    2875033  
    EAN
    9780224097710  
    Genre
    Drama  
    ISBN
    9780224097710  
    Publisher
    Jonathan Cape Publishing  
    Series
    Independents  
    Type
    Graphic Novels  
  • Launched on July 1, 1916, the Battle of the Somme has come to epitomize the madness of the First World War.

    Almost 20,000 British soldiers were killed and another 40,000 were wounded that first day, and there were more than one million casualties by the time the offensive halted a few months later. In The Great War, acclaimed cartoonist Joe Sacco depicts the events of that day in an extraordinary, 24-foot-long wordless panorama: from the riding exercises of General Douglas Haig to the massive artillery positions and marshalling areas behind the trench lines, to the legions of British soldiers going ‘over the top’ and being cut down in No-Man’s-Land, to the tens of thousands of wounded soldiers retreating and the dead being buried en masse. Printed on fine accordion-fold paper and packaged in a deluxe hardcover slipcase with a 16-page accompanying booklet, The Great War is a landmark work in Sacco’s illustrious career, and makes visceral one of the bloodiest days in history.

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