The original edition of this landmark book brought history to life in a way that had never been done before - through the words of ordinary men and women. Their eyewitness accounts tell the story of the war in a way that no other history title can. Now this bestselling book has been edited, adapted and illustrated to make it more accessible and even more commercial. It is the only history book on the market that consists almost entirely of authentic oral accounts of the Great War, told in the words of the people who survived it. Divided into three sections, each section is arranged thematically so that readers can find out more about subjects such as what life was really like in the trenches or how women contributed to the war effort. Fully illustrated with photographs from the Imperial War Museum archives, maps and timelines, complete with special features boxes giving additional background information and a glossary, this book is destined to become an essential reference for pupils, teachers and families everywhere.
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In 1972, a team of academics and archivists from the Imperial War Museum set about the momentous task of tracing ordinary men and women who lived through one of the most harrowing periods in modern history, the First World War.
Veterans from Britain, Germany, America and Australia were interviewed in detail about their day-to-day experiences on and off the front. It has since grown to be the most important archive of its kind in the world.
These audiobooks contain just a sample of these voices -- some of which have rested unheard for more than 30 years -- the forgotten voices of a generation no longer with us.
Acclaimed author Max Arthur specializes in first-hand recollections of historical events. He is the author of several books, including Ebury's Forgotten Voices of the Second World War.
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Book Description Ebury. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 009191227X. Bookseller Inventory # GBN2175JWGG010717H0041
Book Description Ebury, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11009191227X