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World War I in Colour: The Definitive Illustrated History with over 200 Remarkable Full-Colour Photographs [Hardcover]

Charles Messenger
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25 Sep 2003
Up to now, World War I has only been seen in black and white. At the time, it was the only way pictures from the front and scenes recreated for the camera could be filmed. Now, for the first time, rare archive footage in black and white from worldwide sources, including Russia, Germany, France, Italy, the USA and the Imperial War Museum, London, has been recast into colour with the greatest care and attention to detail. The results are breathtaking, bringing a remarkable immediacy and poignancy to the war which consumed the lives of 10 million soldiers and civilians. Complemented by an authoritative text by respected historian Charles Messenger and interviews with eye-witness survivors, the book traces in chronological order the development of the war, from the seeds of conflict and the opening shots to the way in which it was fought, whether in the trenches, at sea or in the air. This remarkable book will provide new insights into a war which still resonates and fascinates today.

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (25 Sep 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091897823
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091897826
  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 19 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Based on the landmark Channel 5 series, this fascinating book recasts the First World War in full colour for the first time ever, using meticulously researched footage and the latest technology

About the Author

Charles Messenger is the author of A Century of Warfare, the book that accompanied the highly respected television series. A professional military historian and defence analyst he has lectured on defence in both Britain and North America. He was educated at Marlborough College, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Exeter College Oxford where he read Modern History and won a Murray Naval History prize.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic achievement 1 Feb 2004
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Such photographs were meant to be seen in colour. However, the time being there would not be much technology for so. Now in the 21st century, as computer technology has amazingly advanced in only about forty years, stunning colour editing photographs show how the war was meant to be seen. It stunning colour photographs, World War 1 in Colour shows the brilliance of computer technology, and the horrors of war. A crowning achievement which towers over all colour editing materials and other poorly edited photographs. Fantastic, incredibly fantastic.
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