A collection of rare colour images of the First World War – taken by a small group of photographers who were pioneering the recently developed autochrome technology – has been published by Taschen.
The First World War in Colour features more than 320 colour images charting some of the most important events of the conflict – from the mobilisation of forces in 1914, to victory celebrations in London, Paris and New York in 1919.
The autochrome process required a relatively long exposure time, so virtually all of the images depict carefully composed scenes, such as group portraits and ruined cities.
The First World War in Colour by Peter Walther is published by Taschen, priced at £34.99. Find out more at the Taschen website.