Rolls of Honour: Further Images of Rowing Club War Memorials
Following my Remembrance Sunday post on rowing club memorials from the 1914 – 1918 war, I received more pictures of oarsmen’s monuments to crewmates lost in the Great War – which I reproduce here. Although providing context is hardly necessary, they are interspersed with some iconic images of that conflict, a war in which photojournalism came of age. On the website “1914-1918 Online”, Hilary Roberts writes:
The First World War represents a watershed in the history of war photography. It was the first conflict to be photographed in detail by all the participants and the first in which photography was actively exploited and controlled in support of the war effort.