Edited by Ernestine Carter. Preface by Edward R. Murrow. Photographs by Lee Miller & others.
Lund Humphries & Scribners. London. May 1941. First edition, first impression. Paperback, small 4to; Illustrated wrappers, matching illustrated dust jacket. [c.80 pages]. 109 black and white photographs. English. 230 x 190mm. 0.2kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; some shelf wear to jacket, rubbing and light creasing to edges, very slight loss to spine ends, occasional short tear, light soiling to rear panel; very slight wear to wrappers.
'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.
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