World History

"The Great War: July 1, 1916 - The First Day of the Battle of the Somme"

Joe Sacco

About the Program

Joe Sacco presents an illustrated account of first day of the World War I conflict, the Battle of the Somme.  The author recounts the battle, in which close to 20,000 British soldiers were killed and approximately 40,000 wounded, as one, twenty-four foot-long panorama.   The black and white drawing encompasses all of July 1, 1916, in Northern France, as British forces prepared and went to war against Germany. Joe Sacco speaks at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
 

About the Authors

Joe Sacco

Joe Sacco's books include Safe Area Gorazde and Footnotes in Gaza


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"The Great War: July 1, 1916 - The First Day of the Battle of the Somme"

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, January 26th at 2:15am (ET)
  • Wednesday, December 25th at 5pm (ET)
  • Tuesday, December 24th at 11:15am (ET)
  • Sunday, December 15th at 11pm (ET)
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