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A BBC Radio 3 Full-Cast Dramatization of one of the greatest war novels of all time.
First published as a novel in 1929, All Quiet on the Western Front tells the story of a group of young German soldiers who are enduring, and then coming to terms with, the realities of the First World War.
At the age of nineteen, following the outbreak of World War I, Paul Baumer enlists in the German Army. He is deployed to the Western Front, where the experience of life and death in the trenches has an enormous effect on him. He begins to feel disconnected from his past life: his family, his love of poetry, and his feelings. As the war progresses, Paul becomes increasingly lost in battle.
Haunting yet comic, lyrical yet desperate, the novel became a bestseller on its original publication. It inspired an Oscar-winning film of the same name and has been adapted for television and stage. This powerful radio dramatization stars Robert Lonsdale as Paul Baumer, with a supporting cast including Simon Trinder, Stephen Critchlow, Carolyn Pickles, and Malcolm Tierney.
Cast & Credits:
Paul Baumer: Robert Lonsdale / Kropp: Simon Trinder / Muller: Gunnar Cauthary / Leer: Lloyd Thomas / Tjaden: Joseph Arkley / Katczinsky: Stephen Critchlow / Cook: Malcolm Tierney / Westhaus: Stuart McLoughlin / Captain Bertinck: Dan Starkey / Kemmerich: Luke Walker / Himmelstoß: Tim Treloar / Detering: Nick Sayce / Mother: Janice Acquah / French Girl: Donnla Hughes / Erna: Jill Cardo / Mrs. Kemmerich: Carolyn Pickles / Orderly: Inam Mirza / Mittlestaedt: Paul Rider / Major: Chris Pavlo / Nurse: Manjeet Mann
Adapted by Dave Sheasby from the novel by Erich Maria Remarque; First broadcast by Radio 3 on November 9, 2008; Directed by David Hunter
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Erich Maria Remarque (1898 - 1970) was born in Osnabruck, Germany, of French ancestry. He studied at the University of Munster but had to enlist in the German army at the age of eighteen. He fought on the Western Front and was wounded several times. He began his writing career as a journalist. Fame came with his first novel, ''All Quiet on the Western Front'' (1929), which sold more than a million copies in its first year. He left Germany in 1932 because of Nazism, came to the United States in 1939, and became a US citizen in 1947.
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Book Description BBC Worldwide, Ltd. and Blacks, 2014. Audio CD. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111481505998