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While photographic cameras had already been used in the Crimean War, and not long afterwards in the American Civil War, and albums of war photographs had been made commercially available, war was first comprehensively portrayed in photographs from 1914 onwards. Military photography also came into its own with the general use of photographic reconnaissance. Indeed, photography fundamentally altered the image of war. In all the belligerent states large and sometimes widely dispersed hoa…

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Hüppauf, Bernd, “Photography”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 06 February 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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