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  • Title: The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme
  • Author: Joe Sacco Adam Hochschild
  • ISBN: 9780393088809
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Hardcover

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The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme

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  1. This isn t really a graphic novel even though the local librarian fobbed it off on me as such during Graphic Novel Week at the local library It s a huge 24 foot long panorama of the first day of the battle of the Somme The Somme, was one of the bloodiest battles in human history with than 1,000,000 casualties and involved the British, French and German armies.The unfolding panorama starts with Haig s headquarters and scans every aspect of the battle from artillery to trench warfare to battle ai [...]


  2. July 1 addition It s the 100 year anniversary of one of the most horrific military disasters of WWI, The Battle of the Somme, so I re post my reviews of 2 3 of the best books on the subject This is a comics masterpiece, an artist and historic tour de force by Sacco, a comics journalist and the award wiinnng author of works such as Palestine and Safe Area Goradze There s no shortage of horrific war tragedies, of course, stories of Hiroshima, Auschwitz, Dresden and so on, and this is surely yet an [...]


  3. Joe Sacco s The Great War July 1, 1916 The First Day of the Battle of the Somme isn t a comic per se it s a staggering 24 foot long wordless panorama depicting the first day of the Battle of the Somme Folded numerous times to fit into book format, it can be read like a book and looks a bit like an accordion in profile It shows in jaw dropping detail countless soldiers from the first page of a troubled General Douglas Haig well behind the lines to the gravediggers and dead bodies on the last The [...]


  4. Joe Sacco on The Great War Trench warfare shocked me even as a kid Books The Guardian ow AWoWp Joe Sacco s The Great War The New Yorker ow AWq41 La Gran Guerra no es una novela gr fica convencional La ausencia de palabra resulta eficazmente compensada con un dise o de p gina envolvente, de una elocuencia paisaj stica abrumadora La batalla del Somme 1916 se convierte as en una narraci n de una minuciosidad expresiva fuera de lo com n, cargada de un detallismo que anima a frecuentes revisiones de [...]


  5. This book is an intellectual investment that should be savored and valued as an heirloom to be passed on to future generations Joe Sacco s accordion style depiction of the Battle of the Somme is inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry as updated for the 21st century.The format is unique The art is stunning The scope is amazing And the lesson is timeless Combined with Adam Hochschild s essay on the significance of the battle which was adapted from his incredible book, To End All Wars , Sacco s vision can [...]


  6. More coffins The brass must be planning a big offensive How nice of them indicates teenage recruits climbing down a truck They even send us the stuff to fill em with Polish veteran Kat s dry observation in All Quiet On the Western Front runs through my head as I walk past the mural in the new Thiepval museum It s simply a drawing in an inconspicuous bande dessin e style that lends little individual traits to faces It is defined than a blurry photograph, but still distant Colour, sound and movem [...]


  7. The reportage of Joe Sacco has had quite an impact on me it s down to earth and presented in a very interesting way to digest I know there are people out there who scoff at comics but they really haven t acquired the skill to read them like a storyboard, they haven t read stuff like Sacco So it was with great interest that I got hold of The Great War July 1, 1916 The First Day of the Battle of the Somme.I was actually slightly surprised that it really IS a panorama how unusual and yet how obviou [...]


  8. I was lucky enough to spot this book brand new in the window of Aardvark on the same day I was finishing a book about the poets of World War I Sacco s construction unfolds in a series of 24 panels, each a mass of exact detail capturing the confusion and destruction of the first day of battle a visualization that recalls the Bayeux Tapestry The first panel shows General Haig striding through the garden of the Ch teau de Beaurepaire and the last shows dead soldiers being shoveled into a mass grave [...]


  9. The Battle of the Somme resulted in devastating losses with than 1,000,000 casualties and mistakes made by those in command only helped to achieve that number Many people died in the battle leaving behind bereaved family members In the aftermath there were, as can be expected, bodies that were unidentified they now lie in marked graves but unnamed Their deaths were felt long after the battle had ended, never forgotten, even if their remains were never identified As we fast approach the 100th an [...]


  10. Genius in conception and execution Rich in thought and detail It s not just a panoramic picture, it s a story in time that a sweep of the eye can take in at a glance, but that rewards the longer contemplation Conveniently, this complete my 2013 challenge And for those who say graphic novels aren t books, too bad It looks like a book, smells like a book, and even has an companion annotated essay, which I read Follow me on Twitter Dr_A_Taubman


  11. This entire book is one gigantic line drawing, and it comes in a slipcover that contains a booklet that is one gigantic caption I have never seen anything like it.


  12. The influence of the Bayeux Tapestry is apparent Quite an astonishing feat The children lost interest when I wouldn t let them colour it in.


  13. A version of this review was published, in German, in the Swiss comics journal STRAPAZIN A bit than a decade ago, I had the opportunity to conduct a lengthy interview with Joe Sacco INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMIC ART, Vol 4, No 2 Fall 2002 , during which the cartoonist admitted that he had long had a fascination with war history and narratives Growing up in Australia, Sacco was on occasion able to get his hands on comics such as SGT ROCK USA and BATTLE UK , and he explained that they led him as [...]


  14. Very good historical artbook The essay on the back by Adam Hochshild is well written and informative as well The only problem with a dialogue less book like this is that you lose Sacco s sense of humor.


  15. So much to say and not a word written As you can see in this photograph of CHC fraternity engrossed in their reading of Joe Sacco s book, The Great War, down the corridor of the SEH, this is a book with a difference imgur fet67NZ In the spirit of the Bayeaux Tapestry, Joe Sacco, one of the great graphic novelists of the current era, has created a new work that is simply breathless in scope and scale A six metre long illustrated panorama in which the detail requires many viewings to appreciate yo [...]


  16. A staggering and very short work, Sacco s Great War is a panorama of the Battle of the Somme s first day This single sheet folds out for yards, and contains Sacco s customarily excellent drawing.There is no coloring There is no text on the fold out, but a helpful supplemental pamphlet offers information a thoughtful sketch of the Somme by day 1, and a breakdown of individual panels.The work combines movement in space and time From left to right it moves from the British forces back areas to the [...]


  17. This isn t really a book The pages are attached to each other and about 20 panels or fold outward It is, in fact, a detailed, huge, panoramic ink drawing of the first day of the Battle of the Somme from no man s land and active explosions to going over the top, to death and injury, to supply lines, guns, medics, gas, trenches, hospitals and the huge number of people and equipment needed to operate this theater I ve read a lot about this war but nothing quite gives the impact this drawing does I [...]


  18. An impressive achievement in terms of scale, ambition and execution The first day of the Battle of the Somme is depicted across a 24 foot long panorama that Sacco uses as a canvas to marry his intense sense of detail with a condensed handling of narrative time and space inspired by theBayeux tapestry Sacco s use of deep focus here is less about highlighting individual battlefield horrors and about filling the reader s peripheral vision to contemplate the massive scale of industrialized death I [...]


  19. I m torn on whether to give this 4 or 5 stars On the one hand, this format is a fascinating way to present a huge event like day one of the Somme On the other hand, it doesn t quite feel like enough How can you condense such a day into a wordless representation How can any drawing, even this long accordion shaped panorama, adequately convey the magnitude of it It reads like an outline, or a collection of stick figures, which can t describe the personal stories and tragedy to go along with the sh [...]


  20. What better day than this to open up a 24 foot long panorama of one day during WWI Wow For those who can get lost in an art gallery, floating between canvases and among statuary, and for those who value history, this true artistic book is quite the treasure One could easily be lost for hours within Sacco s pen work I was A fantasy of mine would be to get this mounted framed, and of course to have a 25 foot long wall for the exclusive purpose of hanging it upon Humbling, didactic, exquisite newyo [...]


  21. The power of this medium is clearly displayed in Sacco s wordless panorama of the first day of the battle of the Somme Powerful Sobering Shocking Plaudits to Sacco for a significant and valuable contribution to history and the graphic arts.


  22. The panoramic black and white art is an astonishing visualization of that horrific battle Adam Hochschild s essay is an impressive accompaniment This is a profound anti war statement.


  23. Wow Amazing panels, excellent footnotes and annotations Audacious probably best describes this single panel drawing published in book form.




  24. Put simply I don t think the panorama format works as a book this is like trying to watch The Revenant on your phone It is too small to give a sense of the scale of the Somme mobilisation and requires lots of close up squinting to see the many details This is a large canvas tableau which needs a format to match which is why it works wonderfully well when in its full scale installations that can be viewed from a distance as in the Theipval memorial museum and on the Metro I have huge respect for [...]




  25. Mi ha sorpreso, non pensavo che poche pagine potessero emozionarmi cos Forse dipende anche dal formato insolito continuo, senza interruzioni.


  26. This is an exceptional essay incredible panorama drawing that set out to describe a catastrophic major battle of the First World War known as the Battle of the Somme Joe Sacco has produced a work of art in pen ink that depicts the unfolding story of the tragedy in very fine drawings, which, to me at least, somehow remind me of the hundreds of minutely personalized life size statues that were buried with a Chinese emperor chinahighlights xian t Sacco has taken care to draw each of the hundreds of [...]


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