Lee Miller’s War

Beyond D-Day


‘A diary of photographs so powerful you feel you could step into them … an astonishingly vivid journalist of both words and image’ Herald


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Lee Miller’s work for Vogue from 1941-1945 sets her apart as a photographer and writer of extraordinary ability. The quality of her photography from the period has long been recognized as outstanding, and its full range is shown here, accompanied by her brilliant despatches. Starting with her first report from a field hospital soon after D-Day, the despatches and nearly 160 photographs show war-ravaged cities, buildings and landscapes, but above all they portray the war-resilient people – soldiers, leaders, medics, evacuees, prisoners of war, the wounded, the villains and the heroes. There is the raw edge of combat portrayed at the siege of St Malo and in the bitterly fought Alsace campaign, and the disbelief and outrage Miller describes on witnessing the victims of Dachau. The war’s horror is relieved by the spirit of post-liberation Paris, where she inudulged in frivoluous fashions and recorded memorable conversations with Picasso, Cocteau, Eluard, Aragon and Colette. The book ends with Miller’s first-on-the-scene report giving a sardonic description of HItler’s abandoned house in Munich, and the looting and burning of his alpine fortress at Berchtesgaden, which marked a symbolic end to the war. David E. Scherman, the renowned war photojournalist who shared many of Miller’s assignments, contributes a foreword.

Additional information

Weight 663 g
Dimensions 17.3 x 22.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 16 September 2020
Number of pages 208
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Antony Penrose, Foreword by David E. Scherman
Dimensions 17.3 x 22.4 cm
Weight 663 g


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