WORLD AFLAME: The Long War, 1914-1945

Book number: 92858 Product format: Hardback Author: DAN JONES AND MARINA AMARAL

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The leading British historian has teamed up with a gifted Brazilian artist who uses contemporary photographs as the basis for her full-colour digital renditions of poignant early 20th century photographs. The 200 unforgettable images have been retouched with realistic skin tones, filthy uniforms, the stern faces of men at the Nuremberg Rallies, a tiny little girl survivor of the bombing of Guernica, blindfolded German prisoners after the Dieppe Raid and poignant images from the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising including bloodied children in striped uniforms at Auschwitz. The 200 unforgettable images are of conflicts and revolutions, key events and leading actors of the total wars of 1914-18 and 1939-45, and the civil and colonial struggles of the interwar period and the impact of these violent happenings on the lives of ordinary men and women across each of the world's continents. Each poignant picture is paired with a short explanatory text to give more context to the image and the book proceeds in a more or less chronological sequence, hard and harrowing, every single archive photograph capturing a moment in history. It is a tribute to the men and women, some heroes, some victims, who live through these terrifying times of fascism, nationalism, populism, anti-Semitism, hatred, bigotry, racism and the politics of exclusion, division and isolation. The world is fragile and it takes less than we think to set it aflame. With superb colourisation which is a delicate and technical process and reproduced in 432 very large pages in this heavyweight tome with pagemarker, 8" x 9½".
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