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Description - Brushes and Bayonets by Luci Gosling

Chosen as a "must-read" recommendation on Sgt. Santa's Reading List in Armchair General, January 2009 It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but, during World War I, newspaper illustrations were worth even more, not only conveying the news to anxious families at home and soldiers in battle, but also entertaining and lifting the spirits of a nation at war. Featuring work by some of the most well-known illustrators of the period fromW. Heath Robinson to Bruce Bairnsfather, this thematic collection of 250 WorldWar I magazine illustrations is published in association with The Illustrated London News (the British Harper's). The illustrations included range from light-hearted strip cartoons and line drawings, to poignant sketches and dark and hard-hitting political satire. The images not only depict events as they happened, but reveal all the moods of a nation at war. Many are published here for the first time in 90 years, creating a unique, bittersweet portrayal of the Great War and a fascinating and very human, historical and artistic reference source.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846030956
ISBN-10: 1846030951
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 248mm x 30mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Luci Gosling

Lucinda Gosling read History at Liverpool University and has worked in the picture library industry since 1993. She was the manager of The Illustrated London News Archive for many years, and now works at Mary Evans Picture Library. She regularly contributes articles on art and history for publications as diverse as Majesty and Illustration. The author lives in London, UK.

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