"Splendid ... chilling ... Publishers are flooding the market with books describing various aspects of [the Great War]. But none of them can surpass this book's visual explanation."-Anthony Brandt (blog review) -- Anthony Brandt Completely Out of My Mind "Stichelbaut and Chielens offer a meticulous work based on careful examination of WWI aerial photographs taken in Flanders, in northern Belgium. This volume investigates how the war, in all of its tragic dimensions, destroyed, modified, and altered features of the terrestrial topography and landscape."-P.D. Thomas, CHOICE -- P.D. Thomas CHOICE "The photographs collected in [this] book give modern readers a new perspective on the war... Even from a thousand feet in the air, it's a crushing thing to see."-Nick Stockton, Wired -- Nick Stockton Wired
About the Author
Birger Stichelbaut is a postdoctoral researcher based in the department of archaeology, Ghent University, Belgium. Piet Chielens is coordinator of the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres.