The Great War

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - BOOKS -

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.

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