Originally published in Germany on 1st May 1924, this classic pictorial record of the First World War has long been hard to obtain.
'War Against War! is one of the most shocking books I have ever seen. As much a series of photographs as a book, it first appeared in 1924, the work of ErnstFriedrich, an anarchist, socialist, internationalist and peace worker.
Friedrich's aim was to make people understand what war actually means, and the horrors it inflicts on people and, indeed, on animals. Gruesome are the photos of maimed men with their faces blown half away. How did those wretched war victims get through the rest of their lives? Hidden in some home? We do not even know their nationalities: just human beings who went through the horrors of a war which should never have been fought.' Bruce Kent