Grim Glory. Pictures of Britain Under Fire

Grim Glory. Pictures of Britain Under Fire
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Grim Glory. Pictures of Britain Under FireGrim Glory. Pictures of Britain Under FireGrim Glory. Pictures of Britain Under Fire

Edited by Ernestine Carter. Preface by Edward R. Murrow. Photographs by Lee Miller & others.

London. Lund Humphries & Scribners. June 1941. First edition, third impression. First published in May 1941. Illustrated wrappers, matching illustrated dust jacket. Unpaginated [c.80 pages]. 109 black and white photographs. 230 x 190mm (9 x 7"). 0.2kg. . English. Very good, in very good dust jacket; jacket is worn along top edge with some slight loss at head of spine and forecorners, soiling to white rear panel and spine, not price-clipped; slight rubbing to edges of wrappers, crease to rear top forecorners; gutter splitting in a couple of places, no inscriptions.

'These pictures have been passed by the censor, whose job it is to keep information from the enemy. Well, here is information to the enemy: telling him that there are some things bombs cannot kill.'

Grim Glory was published during the Blitz. It's aim was to record the damage caused by the German bombs in London and across the country, as well as acting as a propaganda tool, extolling the indomitable spirit of the British people, a spirit that could not be broken. The photographs show damaged buildings and livelihoods, alongside images of men, women and children sheltering from the bombs and cleaning up the after-effects. Lee Miller took 22 photographs especially for the book. The other images are from a number of different news agencies.