The Great War
July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme By Joe Sacco, with an essay by Adam Hochschild W.W. Norton, $37 THIS is a piece of art, not a book. American cartoonist-journalist Joe Sacco has produced an impressive illustrated panorama of the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. In a series of frames that fold up like an accordion between hard covers, Sacco has drawn the battle in detail from beginning to end. It unfolds to about eight metres. Art lovers and some First World War buffs will enjoy this tapestry, the first of its kind on the war to end all wars.