Wartime musings (2/5)

Misunderstanding   Jacques Henri Lartigue didn’t experience the war first-hand, instead, he observed it from afar. The discrepancy between what he imagines war to be and the gruesome reality of it is disturbing.   Instead of attending school, Jacques was always tutored at home. Hence, he was never exposed to the widespread belligerent and vindictive […]

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Wartime musings

« August 1st 1914: General mobilisation is declared »   In August 1914, Jacques Henri Lartigue was on holiday with close friends and family at the family estate in Rouzat when he first heard that war had been declared. His brother Zissou and himself weren’t worried at first since they were both exempt from military service.  […]

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