Pictures of World War I

Each Worth 1000 Words…

Just As It Was

Frank Hurley (1885-1961) called his photograph “Just As It Was” because it is a somber and truthful portrait of a soldiers life.   You can see the soldiers walking along the duckboard track with the cratered background behind and all around them.  The area is practically leveled.  The putrid water, mud, and destruction is so vividly portrayed.  It is indeed just as it was… and it was bleak.

 

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