WAR GRAVES shows more than 200 black-and-white photos of war cemeteries from Sweden, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.
War Graves isn't supposed to be a tour guide, nor a history book. The author presents 200 photos of 60 war cemeteries erected during or after the major wars in Europe since 1870. It includes famous grave sites of Tyne Cot, Langemark, Lommel, Douaumont, and the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, to lesser-known cemeteries such as Stensholmen, Schiermonnikoog, and Himmerod. The black-and-white photos eliminate distracting elements such as green grass, colorful flowers, or golden sunlight. The viewer will look at an image and see the sobering reality.