Forgotten Voices of the Great War: A New History of WWI in the Words of the Men and Women Who Were There (Forgotten Voices/the Great War)

Forgotten Voices of the Great War: A New History of WWI in the Words of the Men and Women Who Were There (Forgotten Voices/the Great War)

by Max Arthur (Author)

Synopsis

In 1960, the Imperial War Museum began a momentous and important task. A team of academics, archivists and volunteers set about tracing WWI veterans and interviewing them at length in order to record the experiences of ordinary individuals in war. The IWM aural archive has become the most important archive of its kind in the world. Authors have occasionally been granted access to the vaults, but digesting the thousands of hours of footage is a monumental task. Now, forty years on, the Imperial War Museum has at last given author Max Arthur and his team of researchers unlimited access to the complete WWI tapes. These are the forgotten voices of an entire generation of survivors of the Great War. The resulting book is an important, unique and compelling history of WWI in the words of those who experienced it. This is a classic for years to come.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 322
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Ebury Press
Published: 02 Oct 2003

ISBN 10: 0091888875
ISBN 13: 9780091888879
Book Overview: A fascinating history of World War I in the words of those who were there - 'an extraordinary and immensely moving book' Stephen Fry

Media Reviews
An extraordinary and immensely moving book -- Stephen Fry
This extraordinary book is crammed with details, conjuring up the atmosphere of war as vividly as the frequent descriptions of appalling violence * Daily Telegraph *
The words of the soldiers are as fresh as if they were written yesterday ... extraordinary * Mail on Sunday *
These stories are so harrowing, and their witness so precise and devastating * The Times *
The stories of these now long-dead vets simply jump off the page * FHM *
Author Bio
Acclaimed author Max Arthur specialises in first hand recollections of historical events. Previous titles include The Manchester United Air Crash; Above All Courage; Northern Ireland Soldiers Talking; Men of the Red Beret;, There Shall Be Wings: The RAF 1918 to the Present; The True Glory: The Royal Navy 1914 to Present.