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Fragments of Peace in a World at War

  • License: In copyright. All Rights Reserved
  • Creator: Cobb, John Candler (Jock), 1919-
  • Status: In Collection
  • When: WWII
  • Where: Middle East, Italy
  • Category of People: WWII Driver
  • Subtitle: Photographs, Poetry, and Perspective
  • ISBN: 978-0-9760539
  • Publisher: Animist Press
  • Place of Publication: Questa, N.M.
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Number of Pages: 143
  • Original Edition: Yes
  • Edition: First Edition

From the cover:

In photographs and poetry, Fragments of Peace in a World at War takes the reader on an emotional journey behind the front lines of World War II in the Middle East, North Africa, and Italy. Jock Cobb registered as a Conscientious Objector during the war and volunteered with the American Field Service Ambulance Corps. A student of famed photographer Laura Gilpin, he converted his ambulance into a field darkroom and returned home with more than a thousand black-and-white negatives that documented his experience on the front lines. After the war, Cobb immersed himself in medical school, family, and his career, while his wartime negatives sat in a box for sixty years. In the past decade, Cobb re-opened the box and the difficult memories that the images evoked. the result is Fragments of Peace in a World at War - a collection of 107 photographs described in poetry and narrative through the voices of Cobb and his longtime friend and fellow ambulance driver, Charles Edwards.