Postcards from the trenches
Images from the First World War
The First World War was unique in being fought largely in trenches. Men ate, slept, fought, played, sang, prayed, and died in the trenches. This book brings an insight into the soldiers daily life.
The cards have been selected to show how life progressed from day to day in and out of the trenches. We see wounded men smiling obligingly for the camera; snatching a meal while standing in the trenches, and setting up “home” in a newly-captured enemy trench.
The tone of postcards encompasses the range of human experience, from sombre realism to light-hearted humour. This is a visual insight into the everyday lives and behaviour of the men who fought one of the most gruesome wars in history.
Hard cover, photographs, 111 pages