Nein, Onkel. Snapshots from another front 1938-1945 [SPECIAL EDITION]: Jones, Ed; Timothy Prus (eds... Nein, Onkel. Snapshots from another front 1938-1945 [SPECIAL EDITION]: Jones, Ed; Timothy Prus (eds... Nein, Onkel. Snapshots from another front 1938-1945 [SPECIAL EDITION]: Jones, Ed; Timothy Prus (eds... Nein, Onkel. Snapshots from another front 1938-1945 [SPECIAL EDITION]: Jones, Ed; Timothy Prus (eds...

Nein, Onkel. Snapshots from another front 1938-1945 [SPECIAL EDITION]

Jones, Ed; Timothy Prus (eds.)

Published by Archive of Modern Conflict, London, 2007
Condition: New, in slipcase Hardcover

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43/50 - numbered in black ink on colophon page. Quarto. 226 (10)pp. Original burgundy imitation crocodile skin-covered boards with white lettering on cover and spine; house in matching slipcase. Original gelatin silver print pasted to blue front free endpaper; captioned "Onkel" in black ink calligraphy. Unusual book featuring photographs taken by German soldiers, offering a different view of W.W.II. "Nein, Onkel: Snapshots From Another Front 1938-1945 is a photographic survey of a different, rarely glimpsed side of life in the Nazi Third Reich. It contains reproductions of 347 previously unpublished snapshots - 308 in b/w, 39 in color - portraying the fun-loving, sexually incongruous and work-shy elements of the German military machine, and challenging the accepted view of evil men in jackboots. Selected from the extensive collections at the Archive of Modern Conflict, these highly personal photographs come from private albums compiled by ordinary soldiers caught up in the conflagration of World War II. They record not the bloody battles, but the fun snatched by those who would rather be enjoying 40 winks, a spot of country dancing or a roll in the hay than fighting" (publisher). The title was listed in Martin Parr's Best Books of the Decade and was the winner of the 2008 Arles Historical Book Award. Bookseller Inventory # 38145

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Title: Nein, Onkel. Snapshots from another front ...

Publisher: Archive of Modern Conflict, London

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New, in slipcase

Edition: Limited Edition.

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