Pictures of World War I

Each Worth 1000 Words…

Conducting a Battle in a Shell Proof Dugout

Frank Hurley (1885-1961) took amazing close up photographs of soldiers at work.  In this era, photographs of human subjects more often capture awkward expressionless posing.  But here, we see commanding officers in a dugout in a moment where they are planning their next move.  If you look to the table, you’ll see plates, fine glasses, wine, and maps tacked on the wall above.  This is a planning/strategy session caught in the ‘moment’.


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