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The Great War (Hardcover): Joe Sacco
The Great War (Hardcover): Joe Sacco

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The Great War (Hardcover)

Joe Sacco

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The Great War July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. It is an illustrated panorama with an essay by Adam Hochschild. "Sacco's work [is] the best argument around for comics as a journalistic medium". (GQ). 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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Imprint: Jonathan Cape
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2013
Authors: Joe Sacco
Dimensions: 220 x 290 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-0-224-09771-0
Barcode: 9780224097710
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > Special features > Graphic novels
LSN: 0-224-09771-7

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