Books: Ten Million Dead

THE FIRST WORLD WAR—A Photographic History Edited by Laurence Stallings—Simon & Schuster ($3.50).

The War devoured almost 10,000,000 soldiers. This picture book details the four-year repast in 513 photographs chronologically strung together on shrill newspaper headlines of the day. The result is not history as the historian writes it but war as every veteran remembers it. Here are the actual sights of battle which evoke its sounds as well—the off-stage hammering of long-snouted guns, the lazy pouf of shrapnel in a blue sky, the invisible stutter of machine guns, the pink of...

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