Prologue: images of war
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In late 1917 and 1918 certain images of war on the Western Front reflected some of the central issues of the period. There was, first, the most obvious aspect of war: death and burial, and what this implied in terms of manpower problems. Secondly, there was the image of an inadequate high command, and the question as to whether this was justified or not. And thirdly, there was the growing presence of the tank on the battlefield, and the relatively new experience of mechanical warfare.