Author(s): Jean-Pierre Verney
An innovative package includes a sturdy, metal stereoscopic viewer, 35 stereoscopic photographs of some of the most compelling moments captured on film during WWI. An 176-page paperback provides a brief history of war photography and an overview of the war from 1914 through the Treaty of Versailles, including the European campaigns and naval battles, but mainly focusing on the lives of the soldiers. Special chapters include Christmas on the Front, comics from French illustrator Gus Bofa and British cartoonist Bruce Bairnsfather who served during the war, excerpts from letters of POW, a section about living in the trenches, the earthenworks, meals, medical care and more. Detailed descriptions of the scenes depicted in each stereographic photograph are included in the back of the book.
Jean-Pierre Verney is a world-renown French historian, author and collector of World War I memorabilia. He is the author of La Premiere Guerre Mondiale (2006), Recit de Guerre 191401918 (2012) and is a major contributor to the highly popular ongoing graphic novel series Putain deGuerre. Jerome Pecnard is a noted designer, photographer and author of 27 books. Michael Stephenson is an editor, military historian and the author of numerous books including The Last Full Measure: How Soldiers Die in Battle and Patriot Battles: How the War of Independence Was Fought.