Anthony Richards is the Head of Documents and Sound at IWM. Since 1995 he has worked on the diaries, letters and memoirs in the museum's care and is responsible for its extensive collection of personal testimony in both written and audio form. He has contributed to many publishing projects.
"The Battle of the Somme is etched into our minds as the epitome of
all that is ghastly and tragic about war. Mention it and a host of
black and white images, like those on these pages, come to
mind."--The Sunday Times
"Accessible for the lay reader....A visual history of the conflict, it uses the [Imperial War Museums] collection to present a panorama of official war photographs, propaganda posters, artworks, artifacts, letters, and firsthand experiences to give a compelling overview of the campaign. Our fascination with this conflict shows no waning."--The Mail on Sunday