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Photographing the fallen : a war graves photographer on the Western Front, 1915-1919

Author: Jeremy Gordon-Smith
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ivan Bawtree has left behind a vast array of archives that tell the story of his work as a photographer with the Graves Registration Units on the Western Front from 1915 to 1919. He travelled to numerous parts of Northern France and Flanders most notably the Ypres Salient to photograph and record graves of fallen soldiers on behalf of grieving relatives. He was one of only three professional photographers assigned  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Gordon-Smith
ISBN: 1473893658 9781473893658
OCLC Number: 1015827152
Description: xii, 289 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, color maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Journey to the Western Front --
The Graves Registration Unit --
Digs and darkrooms --
Shellfire and shrapnel --
The cemeteries: then and now --
The grief of a nation --
The war ends, the work continues --
The Imperial War Graves Commission --
Exploring the Western Front --
Ypres: from ruins to restoration --
Back to Blighty and beyond.
Other Titles: War graves photographer on the Western Front, 1915-1919
Responsibility: Jeremy Gordon-Smith.

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Focuses on the pioneering work of a war graves photographer with the Graves Registration Units on the Western Front a little known job during the Great War.  Read more...

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