Dr. Jeffrey Gusky is one of few people outside the world of scholars and local landowners who have seen the artwork carved by WWI soldiers on the walls of vast quarry systems throughout France, beneath the trenches that defined the “Great War.”
“These were the only places where they could find shelter,” Gusky told Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti. “There were stairways to hell connecting these underground cities to the trenches. These were places where they could be human. So there’s hope here — this is a story of hope.”
Gusky, who is also emergency room physician in Dallas, photographed “The Hidden World of the Great War” for the August issue of National Geographic magazine. See the pictures published in the magazine and hear more from Dr. Gusky here.
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