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Joe Sacco: "The Great War"

Midway through World War I, British and Allied forces launched an unprecedented assault on German troops at the Battle of the Somme. Combat raged for four months, resulting in more than a million casualties, many sustained on the first day of fighting. In his latest work, graphic novelist Joe Sacco uses a single page that spans 24 feet to tell the story of the Somme's beginning without words. He joins us to discuss "The Great War" and his award-winning work, which blends journalism and cartoons.

Images From "The Great War" By Joe Sacco

Joe Sacco's "The Great War" is a 24-foot-long, accordion-fold panorama of the Battle of the Somme.


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