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Lee Miller's War

Beyond D-Day

Antony Penrose, David E. Scherman

£16.99

'A diary of photographs so powerful you feel you could step into them … an astonishingly vivid journalist of both words and image' Herald

Overview

Lee Miller’s work for Vogue from 1941–1945 sets her apart as a photographer and
writer of extraordinary ability. The quality of her photography from the period has long
been recognized as outstanding, and its full range is shown here, accompanied by
her brilliant despatches. Starting with her first report from a field hospital soon after
D-Day, the despatches and nearly 160 photographs show war-ravaged cities, buildings
and landscapes, but above all they portray the war-resilient people – soldiers, leaders,
medics, evacuees, prisoners of war, the wounded, the villains and the heroes. There
is the raw edge of combat portrayed at the siege of St Malo and in the bitterly fought
Alsace campaign, and the disbelief and outrage Miller describes on witnessing the
victims of Dachau. The war’s horror is relieved by the spirit of post-liberation Paris,
where she inudulged in frivoluous fashions and recorded memorable conversations
with Picasso, Cocteau, Eluard, Aragon and Colette. The book ends with Miller’s
first-on-the-scene report giving a sardonic description of HItler’s abandoned house
in Munich, and the looting and burning of his alpine fortress at Berchtesgaden,
which marked a symbolic end to the war. David E. Scherman, the renowned war
photojournalist who shared many of Miller’s assignments, contributes a foreword

Product Information

Book Details

Format: Paperback

Edition Type: New Format

Size: 22.5 x 17.25 cm

Extent: 208 pp

Publication date: 28 May 2020

ISBN: 9780500296004

About the Author

Antony Penrose is a British photographer. The son of Sir Roland Penrose and Lee Miller, he is director of the Lee Miller Archive and Penrose Collection at his parents' former home, Farley Farm House.