Images can speak louder than words

World War I was the first armed conflict documented through photographs. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the first “mass-market” cameras were created, but the 35mm film camera prototype, initially known as “Ur-Leica”, was developed in the decades of 1910-1920. The War was an ideal event to use this new technology, as a fast way of documenting events.

For more details about the history of photography during this period:

Carmichael, J. Photographers of the First World War (London: Routledge, 1989)

There are several websites that have interesting photo collections, here are some suggestions:

The Atlantic:

The Telegraph:

National Geographic:

El Pais (in Spanish):


Great War (independent site):


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