In 1960, the Imperial War Museum began a momentous task. A team of academics, archivists and volunteers set about tracing ordinary men and women who had lived through one of the most harrowing periods of modern history, the First World War. Veterans were interviewed in details about their day-to-day experiences, on and off the front. The project has since grown to be the most important archive of its kind in the world, and provides a unique account of life during the Great War.
Forty years on, the Imperial War Museum gave 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 audiobook is an important and compelling history of WWI, in the words of those who experienced it.This collection includes:
The Opening Shots: August 1914 - April 1915
From Ypres to Gallipoli: April 1915 - June 1916
The Somme and back to Ypres: July 1916 - July 1917
The Struggle to Victory: August 1917 - November 1918
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I am a new member, this is my first book downloaded. I first read this book many years ago, but am completly in awe, listening to the actual veterans first hand accounts really brings home the true reality, of the worst conflict in living history. Chaper 30 by George Ashusrt is particually poingant, as he relives Christmas day, Ypres, 1914, in the trenches.
Richard Bedd was outstanding