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In much the same way that the American poet Walt Whitman had once remarked concerning the American Civil War - that "the real war will never make it into books", so goes the thinking of the ink-stained wretch who penned the attached column regarding the efforts of the Official War Artists during W.W. I - who attempted to render accurately the horrors of war. Such genuine indecency could never allow itself to be duplicated into a two or three dimensional format.

"I think that the final record which we will treasure may be the humorous. I think the files of such a paper was the French LA BAIONNETTE will be a legacy which we would barter for few modern masterpieces."

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The Future of War-Artists (Literary Digest, 1917)

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