Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Reginald Arthur Brett, an American soldier
Amanda : I am curious Victoria, what resources did you use to find these photos? And what other forms of inspiration do you use to write? Do you consider yourself a "visual" writer? Also, you seem well versed in WWI history, is that era of particular interest to you? Should we expect to see more work from you in that era?
Victoria: World War One was truly a world war. Because of the colonial empires of England, France, and Germany, there were many soldiers from Africa serving on the Western Front, i.e., in the trenches, as well as in Africa itself, and Indian troops were deployed by the British very early on; they, too, served on all fronts.
Here are some Sikh soldiers in France
Amanda: These are phenomenal pictures and you are right, you have to wonder as you look at them, what they were thinking that day, what was happening in their lives. In particular the pictures that are more journalistic, do you know who the photographer was? Was he a famous WWI journalist?