Forgotten Voices Of The Great War
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 had lived through one of the most harrowing periods of modern history, The First World War. Veterans from Britain, Germany, America, Australia and Canada were interviewed in detail about their day-to-day experiences on and off the front.
The archive has grown to be one of the most important of its kind in the world and provides a unique account of life during the Great War.
These tapes, some of which have rested unheard for decades, contain the forgotten voices of a generation no longer with us.
Now over thirty years on, after hundreds of hours in the archive, author Max Arthur has created this remarkable, landmark history of the First World War. Foreword by Sir Martin Gilbert.