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The Great War

July 1, 1916 : the First Day of the Battle of the Somme : An Illustrated Panorama
Sacco, Joe (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
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"The Great War is a 24-foot-long black-and-white drawing printed on heavyweight accordion-fold paper and packaged in a deluxe hardcover slipcase. The set also includes a 16-page booklet featuring an essay about the first day of the Battle of the Somme by Adam Hochschild and original annotations to the drawing by Sacco himself"--Insert.
Authors: Sacco, Joe
Title: The Great War
July 1, 1916 : the first day of the Battle of the Somme : an illustrated panorama
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 1 volume (1 folded sheet (25 unnumbered leaves)) :,1 illustration ;,21 x 29 cm +,1 booklet (16 pages : illustrations ; 21 x 29 cm) and 1 sheet (1 page ; 21 x 29 cm)
Content Type: text
still image
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Issued in slipcase.
Chiefly illustrations.
Contents: The Great War : July 1, 1916: the first day of the Battle of the Somme : an illustrated panorama / Joe Sacco
On The Great War
Author's note
July 1, 1916 / Adam Hochschild
The Great War annotated / Joe Sacco.
Summary: "The Great War is a 24-foot-long black-and-white drawing printed on heavyweight accordion-fold paper and packaged in a deluxe hardcover slipcase. The set also includes a 16-page booklet featuring an essay about the first day of the Battle of the Somme by Adam Hochschild and original annotations to the drawing by Sacco himself"--Insert.
Local Note: 15 35 53 60 74 76 80 112 133 172 188 203
Additional Contributors: Lai, Chin-Yee
Hochschild, Adam
ISBN: 0393088804
9780393088809
Statement of Responsibility: Joe Sacco
Copyright Date: ♭2013
Subject Headings: Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916. World War, 1914-1918 Comic books, strips, etc. Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916 Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre/Form: Panoramas.
Stories without words.
Topical Term: Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916.
World War, 1914-1918
Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916
LCCN: 2013010710
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Apr 25, 2014
  • Carpulskis rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This illustration provides a fascinating and moving depiction of this notorious battle. Mr. Sacco uses the cartoon format to give historically accurate detail, some of which is explained by comments on a small scale version of the drawing in the booklet. This is not another graphic novel--you can and will unfold the 24 feet of this drawing across the whole room and down the hallway. Of course, that means that you will want to read this with friends, and the experience of together holding this one day of war is quite moving.

Highly recommended as a way to introduce the horror of war, to learn the mechanics of supply and coordination and commitment that are needed to make something like this happen, and to inspire greater understanding of the need to strive for peace.

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