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Feature - 1568 WWI Postcards
Thomas Dworzak
For seven years, Magnum photographer Thomas Dworzak has been researching WWI. He has now developed over 1500 photos as postcards, with texts by Chris Bird detailing anecdotes on the conflict behind each picture.
There is a postcard for each of the days of World War One, 1568 in all, shot across 90 countries, all involved in the conflict at the time, from the Balkans, Europe to the Middle-East, Africa, Asia, Oceania.
We tend to remember WWI as involving just Germany, France, England, Canada and the US but no fighting actually occurred in Germany, and the first soldier in British service to fire...

Thomas Dworzak 2013

BELGIUM, Paeschendaele, 2013/07. Museum of the battle of Paschendaele....
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Thomas Dworzak 2014

ARMENIA. 2014/05.
Street crossing, Yerevan. In 1914, the approximately...
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GERMANY, Thuringia, 2013/08.
Reenactors.
In the summers before...
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GERMANY, Thuringia, 2013/08.
Japanese reenactors in Ilmenau....
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POLAND. 2014/07. Battle of Grunwald (1410).
Retired German...
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MONTENEGRO. Kotor. 2014/06.
Poppies.
In February 1918, hearing...
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Thomas Dworzak 2018

CAMEROON, Douala, 2018/03.
French war memorial, Douala, Cameroon....
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PALESTINE, 2018.
"Er SORRY", wall installation by Banksy to mark...
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Thomas Dworzak 2012

RUSSIA, Krasnodar Region. Krasnodar. 2012/12. Kuban Cossacks.
"Patience,...
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Thomas Dworzak 2011

TURKEY, north-east, Kars, 2011/01.

Kars, Turkey. The 30 metre...
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BELGIUM, 2013/07. near the cities of Ypres, Passchendaele.
Reenactors...
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KOREA, Seoul, 2018/05. Mata Hari Bar.
Margaretha Zelle was a...
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GERMANY, Thuringia, 2013/08. Town of Ilmenau. WW1 reenactment.
Reenactor...
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UK, Wales, Kilgwrrwg, 2018/02.
Near the grave of Able Seaman...
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CHINA, 2015/8.
Bavarian Oktoberfest, Qingdao. The Tsingtao Brewery...
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Thomas Dworzak 2016

FRANCE, Verdun, 2016/05. Centenary of the WW1 battle of Verdun....
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Germany. 2013.
Reenactors, Ilmenau, Germany. "Used as we were...
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GERMANY, Berlin, 9/2013.
Rebuilding the former Imperial Palace....
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TURKEY. Gallipoli Peninsula. 2014/06.
War Memorial and Museum,...
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LIBERIA, 2015/09.
Liberia was neutral for most of World War One...
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JORDAN, 2018.

Highway, eastern Jordan, that partly follows the...
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SAUDI ARABIA, 2008/06.
Oil conference, Jeddah. A young archaeologist...
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IRAN, Tehran, 4/2014. Exhibition of Qajar era photographs. Qajar...
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ARMENIA. 2014/05.
Boy selling flowers, Armenian border with Iran....
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Southern GEORGIA. 2014/06.
Poppy field near Dmanisi, Georgia,...
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Thomas Dworzak 2003

IRAQ, 7/2003
Desert landscape. The First World War catalysed...
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AZERBAIJAN, 2004.
Oilfields, Baku, Azerbaijan. Lionel Dunsterville,...
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RUSSIA, 2007/07.
Vladivostok, Russia. The Czechoslovak Legion...
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Thomas Dworzak 2013

GERMANY, Thuringia, 2013/08. Town of Ilmenau. WW1 reenactment.
In...
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RUSSIA, Sochi, 2012. Rasputin's penis.
"Ra-Ra Rasputin, Russia's...
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RUSSIA. 2012/12.
"Patience, cossack, and you'll be a chieftain"....
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Thomas Dworzak 2017

SWEDEN, 2017/04. Malmö. Honorary guests of Hotel Savoy.
The Swiss...
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GERMANY, Thuringia, 2013/08.
Reenactor, Ilmenau, Germany.
"You...
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FRANCE. Somme. Albert and surroundings. 2014/07.
Scottish military...
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GEORGIA, Tbilisi, 2013/01.
Belly dancer, Iranian nightclub,...
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GERMANY, Thuringia, 2013/08. Town of Ilmenau. WW1
Reenactor...
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BELGIUM. Ypres. 2014/06.
Gas mask, Ypres, Belgium.
"Gas! Gas!...
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Thomas Dworzak 2018


TOGO, Atakpamé, 2018/03.
Remnants of the Kamina, WWI German...
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Thomas Dworzak 2008

IRAN, Rasht, Caspian Sea, 2008/05.
Persia was supposedly neutral...
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Thomas Dworzak 2014

FRANCE.Meaux.2014/07. Musee de la Grande Guerre.

"Poppies, you...
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GREECE, 2014.
Visitors to Serbian mausoleum on Corfu, Greece....
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GREECE, 2014.
Kaiser's Bridge, Corfu. Great War history on the...
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MONTENEGRO, 2014.
The Petar II Petrovic-Njegoš mausoleum, Mount...
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Thomas Dworzak 2015

MEXICO, Mexico City, Airport. 2015/04.
In January 1917, a senior...
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Thomas Dworzak 2016

USA, NY, New York. 2016/11. Veteran's Day Parade. WW1.
The First...
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USA, NY, New York, 2016/11. Bronx cemetery with graves of WW1...
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SWITZERLAND, 2017.
Performer as Lenin, Zurich's Central Station,...
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PORTUGAL, Porto. 2018/7. WW1 monument.

Portugal was neutral...
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