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Brings History To Life

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Published June, 2015
Edited by Winston Ramsey

On the Trail of The Old West Then and Now
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From issue No. 166, the newsagents W. H. Smith stated that they will no longer be stocking After the Battle. From past experience, enquirers may well receive responses like: ‘Gone out of business’ or ‘magazine no longer published’ — none of which is the case.

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Edited by Winston G. Ramsey

In December 1943, an American four-star general was appointed to lead the huge operation — code-named ‘Overlord’ — which had been planned by Britain and the United States to defeat Germany. To that end, General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived in London in January 1944 to establish his headquarters as Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF).       
Although over 500 correspondents, photographers and broadcasters had been accredited by the Public Relations Division to cover the invasion of France due to take place in four months’ time, SHAEF also decided to issue its own daily communiqués, charting the progress of the battle, to be released under the signature of a former US pressman, Lieutenant Colonel D. Reed Jordon, the Chief of the Communications Section.
Over the following months nearly 400 communiqués were released by SHAEF and these are reproduced in this book. They were designed mainly as a guide for the press covering battlefield activities, so descriptions of the horror, the suffering, and the destruction that go with each shell fired and each bomb dropped were purposely left to the scores of talented news and photo reporters nearer the action.
Alongside the measured text of the official communiqués hundreds of photographs — many complete with censor deletions — taken by war photographers in France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg and Germany, are reproduced alongside ‘then and now’ comparison photos taken by After the Battle. Illustrating the battles by the western Allies to liberate western Europe, we follow the fighting month by month, beginning with D-Day in Normandy until signatures on a document in Berlin eleven months later denoted the final defeat of Nazi Germany.


SIZE 12"×8¼" — 544 Pages — Over 1,500 Illustrations

ISBN: 9 781870 067843 — Price: £44.95


For over 35 years, After the Battle has been presenting the history of the world's conflicts through 'then and now' comparison photographs. From the Zulu wars, through the First and Second World Wars; to the Falklands, all are researched on the actual battlefield to show how they appear today.

Our quarterly magazine concentrates on the Second World War, the comparison photographs adding a new dimension to recent history. As well as major battles, local actions are explored and other features include the recovery of aircraft and vehicles on land and sea, the making of war films and the preservation of military artefacts.

Published quarterly on the 15th of February, May, August and November, each issue contains 56 pages of text, uncluttered by advertisements, with an average of over 150 photographs.

For more background information, see: Welcome to After the Battle.

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