Tuesday, September 21, 2010

All Quiet On The Western Front

Stuttgart-born Hans Hildenbrand was one of 19 photographers sent by Kaiser Wilhelm to photograph The Western Front, but Hildenbrand was the only such photographer granted color film, exorbitantly expensive at the time.

This 1915 color photograph from German front lines shows the degree of destruction in The Vosge Mountains of Eastern France, where continuous shelling wiped out entire forests.

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