The Victorians and Edwardians at War

The Victorians and Edwardians at War

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By the time the first photographs were taken at war in the late 1840s, the idea that 'the camera cannot lie' was already firmly embedded in the Victorian psyche. 'Truthful' in a way the work of the war artist could never be, despite the initially long exposures and cumbersome equipment, cameras have been used to document war ever since the celebrated photographs of Roger Fenton in the Crimea. Through a rich selection of images - many of them never before published - this book tells the story of the photographers who chronicled Britain's Victorian and Edwardian wars and those who fought in them.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 148 x 208 x 10mm | 258.55g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 7 b/w; 160 col
  • 0747811334
  • 9780747811336
  • 1,252,588

About John Hannavy

John Hannavy, a well-known writer on photographic history, was formerly Professor of Art & Design at the University of Bolton. He is the author of several Shire books, including 'The Victorians and Edwardians on the Move'.show more

Table of contents

Preface / The Camera Goes to War / The First War Photographers / The Crimea / Campaigns in India / Engagements in China / The Afghan Wars / The War in Zululand, 1879 / The First Anglo-Boer War / The Second Anglo-Boer War / Wars in the Sudan / Building a Modern Navy / Further Reading / Indexshow more