Grim Glory: Pictures of Britain Under Fire by Lee Miller. Fourth impression of this extremely rare book of Wartime photos featuring work by Lee Miller and others. The book is in near fine condition. No internal markings. Pages clean, binding firm. The jacket has some minor wear to folds, now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Grim Glory: Pictures of Britain Under Fire
By the time the full ferocity of the Blitz began on September 7 1940 Lee Miller, formerly a fashion model turned Surrealist photographer in Paris and collaborator of Man Ray, had been working freelance for Vogue for nearly a year. Her accreditation as a War Correspondent for the US Army was still two years away and she was desperate to find a more meaningful way of contributing to the war effort than photographing fashion. As a civilian, access to the military was denied, but she carried her Rolleiflex camera everywhere and found plenty to satisfy her Surrealist eye in the often bizarre wreckage of the bombing. Her photographs were then processed in the Vogue darkroom and perhaps this is how they came to the attention of Vogue’s editors.
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