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The Great War

July 1, 1916

By Joe Sacco

From “the heir to R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman” (Economist) comes a monumental, wordless depiction of the most infamous day of World War I.

Launched on July 1, 1916, the Battle of the Somme has come to epitomize the madness of the First World War. Almost 20,000 British soldiers were killed and another 40,000 were wounded that first day, and there were more than one million casualties by the time the offensive halted. In The Great War, acclaimed cartoon journalist Joe Sacco depicts the events of that day in an extraordinary, 24-foot- long panorama: from General Douglas Haig and the massive artillery positions behind the trench lines to the legions of soldiers going “over the top” and getting cut down in no-man’s-land, to the tens of thousands of wounded soldiers retreating and the dead being buried en masse. Printed on fine accordion-fold paper and packaged in a deluxe slipcase with a 16-page booklet, The Great War is a landmark in Sacco’s illustrious career and allows us to see the War to End All Wars as we’ve never seen it before. 24 plates

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780393088809


Format: Book
Author: Sacco, Joe
Title: The Great War : July 1, 1916 : the first day of the Battle of the Somme : an illustrated panorama / Joe Sacco.
Publisher Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.
Subject: Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916 -- Comic books, strips, etc. Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916
Isbn: 9780393088809 0393088804
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Call Number: D545.S7 S23 2013
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Format: Book
Author: Sacco, Joe
Title: The Great War : July 1, 1916 : the first day of the Battle of the Somme : an illustrated panorama / Joe Sacco.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.
Subjects: Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916
Other Title: July 1, 1916
Other Title: First day of the Battle of the Somme
LCCN: 2013010710
ISBN: 9780393088809
ISBN: 0393088804
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Call Number: D545.S7 S23 2013