Into The Trenches In Red And Blue

Because of the photography of their day, we tend to think of the world wars in black and white. This is especially true of the first. It is startling, therefore, says Adam Hochschild, ‘to see the some 320 images in Peter Walther’s “The First World War in Colour” (Taschen), chosen from the few thousand color photographs of the war that exist. It feels like looking at a familiar scene through a different pair of eyeglasses.’ Pictured is a gun carriage with an antiaircraft gun, Verdun, 1916.

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