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December 2023
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Editor’s note: In last year’s July/August issue we ran on the cover a photograph of World War I British soldiers making their way forward toward barbed wire during what the caption identified as the Battle of the Somme. In fact, as several readers wrote to remind us, the British film historian Kevin Brownlow established that although the picture was taken from a 1917 movie about the Somme that is otherwise composed of authentic footage, this vivid scene was most likely shot at a British trench-mortar battery school, safely behind the lines.
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