The Opening Shots
- Forgotten Voices of the Great War
- Narrated by: Richard Bebb
- Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-09-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
Following the extraordinary Christmas truce, ferocious fighting restarted over the snow covered battlefields, and casualties on both sides were heavy. In the late spring of 1915 the second Battle of Ypres took place and the Germans used poison gas for the first time. The toll in killed and wounded was disastrous, the British alone losing 50,000 men; but the Allies finally managed to halt the enemy advance.
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By Alison St Pierre on 08-09-13
A moving testament into a harrowing experience.
This book delivers the personal stories from the excited camaraderie of "Pals" together, proudly having signed up for an adventure, to the filth and fear experienced being shipped to France in cattle trucks and everything that followed. Very moving! I could imagine the experience and it made me feel glad to be warm and cosy at home.
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