This photographer went around the world to capture every single WWI battle. Here are his photos.

Published: 21 March 2023

By Zita Ballinger Fletcher
via the HISTORYNET web site

photo taken at Passchendaele

Szalay-Berzeviczy was inspired to capture this image of British reenactors based on an iconic photo taken at Passchendaele by Australian war photographer Frank Hurley, which is one of his favorite World War I images. (Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy)

Photographer Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy retraces WWI battles in his book series, “In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War.”

In his two-volume book series, “In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War,” photographer and author Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy not only recreates famous battle scenes but revisits former battlefields and key war-related sites around the globe.

His photography collection creates an immersive experience of World War I, taking the reader on a poignant and informative journey from the wildernesses of the Western Front to the deserts of Saudi Arabia. Szalay-Berzeviczy’s images succeed in capturing the essence of both the triumphant and tragic milestones of this sweeping conflict, which he believes deserves greater attention.

“The world we are living in was created by the First World War,” he told MHQ. “It was important for me to remind people of its importance by using a totally new approach. I wanted to bring a new visual effect to history lovers.”

MHQ highly recommends Szalay-Berzeviczy’s book series and is pleased to share a selection of these outstanding images which bear witness to how the scourge of the Great War touched all corners of the earth.

WWI trenches

Original trenches northeast of Reims, restored by volunteers, form the historic frontline of La Main de Massiges in France where the Germans and French fought. “This is probably the best-quality World War I trench system that has been preserved. It’s a very exciting place to visit.” (Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy)

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