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The Face of War*…

 

Claire Felicie photographed the faces of 20 Dutch Marines before, during, and after their tour of duty in Afghanistan.  From first photo to third, only 12 months passed, but the extraordinary trials that her subjects experienced is written on their faces.

Read the story at Slate; see this series– “Here Are The Young Men” (after a Joy Division song)– and more of Felicie’s work on her site.

* Readers will know the title of this post as the title of a Salvador Dali painting…

The Face of War

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As we release the doves, we might recall that it was on this date in 1097, during the First Crusade, that  Robert II, Count of Flanders and Adhemar of Le Puy led their Christian troop in a charge across the fortified bridge over the Orontes River, 12 miles from Antioch, opening the way for their advancing army, and setting the stage for The Siege of Antioch, which began the next day and ended on June 2, 1098.

The Levant Crusades finally ended in 1291, as the last of the Christian military orders was evicted from the region, and the King of Egypt captured Acre.

The Siege of Antioch, as depicted in a 15th-century miniature painting

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Written by LW

October 20, 2012 at 1:01 am

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