Packaged in a compact box, The Great War in 3D features some of the most compelling moments captured on film during World War I, and a 176-page paperback book that provides a brief history of war photography and an overview of the war from 1914 through the Treaty of Versailles. The book covers the European campaigns and naval battles, focusing mainly on the lives of the soldiers. Chapters also cover Christmas on the battlefront; comics from British cartoonist Bruce Bairnsfather, who served during the war; excerpts from letters of POWs; and life in the trenches.
Detailed descriptions of the scenes depicted in each stereographic photograph are included on the back of each card, so the viewer will understand exactly what he or she is seeing.
Honoring the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I, the New-York Historical Society exhibition World War I Beyond the Trenches explores how artists across generations, aesthetic sensibilities, and the political spectrum used their work to depict, memorialize, promote, or oppose the divisive conflict.