Synopses & Reviews
In 1972, a team of academics and archivists from the Imperial War Museum set about the momentous task of tracing ordinary men and women who lived through one of the most harrowing periods in modern history, the First World War. Veterans from Britain, Germany, America, and Australia were interviewed in detail about their day-to-day experiences on and off the front. It has since grown to be the most important archive of its kind in the world. These audiobooks contain just a sample of these voicessome of which have rested unheard for more than 30 yearsthe forgotten voices of a generation no longer with us.
This recording uses Imperial War Museum archive material, in which the story of World War I during the first year (1914-15) is told in the words of the men who were there. It includes the compelling stories of both women's and men's reactions as the war broke out and young men signed up.