RUINES DE LA GRANDE GUERRE 1914-1918: Soissons apres le Bombardement.
Book of 24 photographic postcards showing the devastation to the French town of Soissons after bombardment by German forces in WWI. Scenes include the ruins of cathedrals, churches, private homes. bridges, hospitals, et al, as well as a graveyard with a row of graves of Americans killed at the front. Oblong orange stapled paperwraps printed on front cover only; editor's single-page introduction; 24 postcards with captions in French and English on fronts and divided backs. Book measures approximately 5.75 x 3.5" and postcards are around 5.5 x 3.5". Covers chipped at corners; split to front cover (at staples) repaired with archival tape. Old damp stain affecting front cover, introduction and first postcard otherwise contents are altogether very good. Individual postcards appear on the market but a complete books of postcards such as this one are quite scarce.