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Lee Miller's War By Anthony Penrose

Lee Miller's War by Anthony Penrose

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Summary

Now available in a new compact edition, this important work is published to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Lee Miller's War Summary

Lee Miller's War: Beyond D-Day by Anthony Penrose

Lee Miller's work for Vogue from 1941-1945 sets her apart as a photographer and writer of extraordinary ability. The quality of her photography from the period has long been recognized as outstanding, and its full range is shown here, accompanied by her brilliant despatches. Starting with her first report from a field hospital soon after D-Day, the despatches and nearly 160 photographs show war-ravaged cities, buildings and landscapes, but above all they portray the war-resilient people - soldiers, leaders, medics, evacuees, prisoners of war, the wounded, the villains and the heroes. There is the raw edge of combat portrayed at the siege of St Malo and in the bitterly fought Alsace campaign, and the disbelief and outrage Miller describes on witnessing the victims of Dachau. The war's horror is relieved by the spirit of post-liberation Paris, where she inudulged in frivoluous fashions and recorded memorable conversations with Picasso, Cocteau, Eluard, Aragon and Colette. The book ends with Miller's first-on-the-scene report giving a sardonic description of HItler's abandoned house in Munich, and the looting and burning of his alpine fortress at Berchtesgaden, which marked a symbolic end to the war. David E. Scherman, the renowned war photojournalist who shared many of Miller's assignments, contributes a foreword.

Lee Miller's War Reviews

'A fascinating and at times haunting record of the Allied advance across Europe after D-Day ... the story is vividly told through her letters, her articles for British Vogue and nearly 160 powerful, resonant photographs ... a moving account of cruelty, suffering and courage that we should never forget' - Black & White Photography
'From the broken faces of its victims to the moments of frivolous joy found by those even in their darkest moments, this tome is a visual memoir of a cruel moment in time' - Image Ireland
'Fascinating and informative, and a very good read' - Book Oxygen

About Anthony Penrose

Antony Penrose is a British photographer. The son of Sir Roland Penrose and Lee Miller, he is director of the Lee Miller Archive and Penrose Collection at his parents' former home, Farley Farm House. He has published a number of books including two collections of his mother's photography, Lee Miller's War and The Lives of Lee Miller, and some children's books.

Table of Contents

Foreword by David E. Scherman * 1. Unarmed Warriors * 2. The Siege of St Malo * 3. Paris, Its Joy... Its Spirit... Its Privations * 4. How the Germans Surrender * 5. Players in Paris * 6. Paris Under Snow * 7. Colette * 8. Pattern of Liberation * 9. Through the Alsace Campaign * 10. Russian/American Link at Torgau * 11. Germany, the War that is Won * 12. Hitlerania * Afterword by Antony Penrose

Additional information

GOR008039600
9780500291542
0500291543
Lee Miller's War: Beyond D-Day by Anthony Penrose
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
20140901
208
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