The Great War – Joe Sacco – Book Review

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Joe Sacco – The Great War– Book Review

This book is something of a departure for Joe Sacco, known for his graphic novels based on his time as a journalist in Palestine and Sarajevo.  This book leaves his own life time and personal experience and focuses on a war a 100 years ago. This is an illustrated Panorama according to its front cover. It is a book that aims to depict the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the 1st of July, 1916. It is a day that has become synonymous with the futility of war but also for the massive sacrifice on the part of those involved.

The First Newfoundland Regiment were just one of those that were involved in the Battle of the Somme. On the first of July 1916, 752 men climbed out of the trenches and went over the top to face what…

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