Nothing New at the Western Front? Stereophotography from World War I

The Anti-War museum now presents stereophotographies from World War I. Two special apparatuses make the historical pictures look three-dimensional. They offer insight into theaters of war at the Western front that - like Verdun - became symbols for the destructive powers of modern warfare. Taken from the French perspective the pictures show deserted landscapes, cities in ruins, destroyed houses, churches, corpses and graves, but also soldiers, reading, playing cards or proudly presenting their trophies be it rats or the weapons of the enemy. Thus the three-dimensional photographies testify a war as senseless as Remarque already described it in his novel "Nothing New at the Western Front". And at the same time these pictures are able to irritate our present-day's ways of looking and thinking.
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