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The Great War by Joe Sacco

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Published by Jonathan Cape, £20.00
Issue 387

The Battle of the Somme has come to epitomise the destructive madness of the First World War.

In The Great War, cartoonist Joe Sacco depicts the events in a 24-foot-long panorama printed on accordion-fold paper. The detail in this work is phenomenal, capturing the aloof generals, death in the trenches, and the wounded.

Sacco, who is known for his graphic work on Palestine, Iraq and Sarajevo, makes visceral one of the bloodiest days in history.

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