The Missing of the Somme
Orion Publishing Group, Limited, 2009 - Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916 - 157 pages
'Head bowed, rifle on his back, a soldier is silhouetted against the going down of the sun, looking at the grave of a dead comrade, remembering him. A photograph from the war, is also a photograph of the way the war will be remembered. It is a photograph of the future, of the future's view of the past. We will remember them'Relying more on personal impressions than systematic analysis, Geoff Dyer weaves a network of myth and memory that illuminates our own relation to the past.
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Review: The Missing of the SommeUser Review - Maria Leberre - Goodreads
I didn't actually finish the book, which is because I wasn't interested enough in the subject to keep going. This is not a reflection on the book's quality at all, just not a good match for me. Read full review
Review: The Missing of the SommeUser Review - David - Goodreads
War and remembrance. Read full review