Contains oral accounts of the Great War, told in the words of the people who survived it. Illustrated with photographs from the Imperial War Museum archives, maps and timelines, with special features boxes giving background information, and a glossary, this book is designed as a reference for pupils, teachers, and families.
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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"Very few men are still alive who fought in the trenches in the First World War. The words of the soldiers, however, are as fresh as if they were written yesterday...extraordinary."--Deborrah Moggach, "The "(London) "Mail on Sunday" "These stories are so harrowing, and their witness so precise and devastating."--Andrew Motion, "The Times" (London) "This book really shows what it was like for us on the Western Front. It is remarkable. It really captures our voices, our spirit, and our memories."--Albert "Smiler" Marshall, Essex Yeomanry & Machine Gun Corps, 1915-1918 "Gripping and poignant."--"Daily Mail" (London) "A compelling account of a world not to be forgotten."--"Despatches" "The testimonies are vivid and many are compelling. They are gruesome and dark in places, with no holds barred when it comes to describing wounds and horrors at the front ... everyone who loves oral history will enjoy the often harrowing accounts contained in this book."--"History Today" "This book is not just a particular, compelling and important record, it is in its own way as fine a memorial as the memorials in towns and villages to all those who never returned to their own country, and a reminder to future generations of the real horrors of trench warfare."--"Nautical Magazine" "An impressive anthology of eye-witness expweiences which does not short-change us on the horror and filth, the pity and terror of that dreadful conflict."--"The Herald" (Glasgow) "Tailor-made for classroom use as well as maximum impact on the general reader."--"TES, "Book of the Week "'Oral history'--older people being encouraged to tape their memories--has opened up vast new vistas of social, political, and military research. Just look at the historian Max Arthur's fantastic new book, "Forgotten Voices of the Great War." It draws on the Imperial War Museum's sound archives to chronicle the First World War as it has never been chronicled before: through the vivid recollections of the poor blokes in the trenches."--Richard Morrison, "The Times "(London) ""Forgotten Voices" ... is a collection of transcribed interviews with survivors of the war. 'Ordinary men and women, ' the blurb calls them. 'Extraordinary' is more like it."--"The Times Books" "An extraordinary and immensely moving book."--Stephen Fry
About Max Arthur
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.
Forgotten Voices Of The Great War by Max Arthur
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