Postcards from the Trenches : A German Soldier's Testimony of the Great War
'Dedicated "To all the lives lost in the volcano of war" this [book] is a fitting tribute to a mighty talent.' - The Lady
A beautiful and moving coffee table book of postcards created by the German artist Otto Schubert on the battlefields of the First World War.
German art student Otto Schubert was 22 years old when he was drafted into the Great War. As the conflict unfolded, he painted a series of postcards that he sent to his sweetheart, Irma. During the battles of Ypres and Verdun, Schubert filled dozens of military-issued 4" x 6" cards with vivid images depicting the daily realities and tragedies of war.
Beautifully illustrated with full-colour reproductions of his exquisite postcards, as well as his wartime sketches, woodcuts, and two lithograph portfolios, Postcards from the Trenches is Schubert's war diary, love journal, and life story. From life in the trenches to gruesome scenes of death and devastation, the images are bold, moving and profound – and beautifully crafted.
Created in the midst of enormous devastation, Schubert's haunting visual missives are as powerful and relevant today as they were a century ago. His postcards are both a young man's token of love and longing and a soldier's testimony of the Great War.
- Author: Irene Guenther
- Hardcover: 248 pages | 201 colour illustrations
- Date published: November 2018
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1350015753
- Product Dimensions: 26.0 x 25.7 cm