Forgotten voices of the Great War /

by Arthur, Max,
Published by : Ebury, (London :) Physical details: xi, 322 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. ISBN:0091888875. Year: 2003
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"This unique landmark oral history uses first-hand accounts from ordinary men and women who were there. Gripping, poignant, surprising and even humorous, the personal experiences of these soldiers, civilians, marines and medics from both sides tell us what it was really like to live through what was supposed to be the war to end all wars. Skilfully assembled by acclaimed author and historian Max Arthur using the IWM s remarkable sound archive, Forgotten Voices of the Great War became an instant classic on first publication with close to half a million copies sold. In 1972, the Imperial War Museum began a momentous and important task. A team of academics, archivists and volunteers set about tracing First World War veterans and interviewing them in order to record the experiences of ordinary individuals in war. Since then the Sound Archive has grown to become the largest and most important oral history collections in the world. It now contains over 34,000 recordings, including interviews with veterans of both world wars both service personnel and non-combatants recordings relating to Britain and the Empire in the inter-war period 1919 1939, conflicts since 1945 and the Ho

"Originally published in 2002."

"In association with the Imperial War Museum."

Includes indexes.

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