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 SoldIn , 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 , 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 , Conflicts Since And The HolocaustIn , Ebury Press Published The First Edition Of Forgotten Voices Of The Great War It Was Both The First Time Many Of These Recordings Had Been Transcribed And Published, And The Only Comprehensive Oral History Of The First World War Twelve Further Books Covering Aspects Of The Second World War, The Falklands And The Victoria Cross Followed, Selling Well Over A Million Copies To Date
Max Arthur is an author who specialises in first hand recollections of historical events He has worked closely with the Imperial War Museum to bring together two books in the Forgotten Voices series, Forgotten Voices of the Great War and Forgotten Voices of the Second World War Prior to becoming a writer, he served with the Royal Air Force and for some years was an actor.
- 322 pages
- Forgotten Voices of the Great War
- Max Arthur
- 17 September 2017 Max Arthur