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First World War  free pdf This is a unique collection of historic recordings covering the events of 1916, from the final evacuation of Gallipoli to the aftermath of the Somme. These fascinating and often poignant first-hand accounts describe the humiliating retreat by Allied forces from Gallipoli, starvation during the Siege of Kut-al-Amara in Mesopotamia, the Easter Rising - viewed from both sides of the Irish divide - and the costly battles of Jutland and the Somme. At Jutland, the only full-scale fleet-to-fleet encounter of the war, 6,000 sailors died. Survivors are haunted by memories of their drowning comrades but it is the Somme which arouses the strongest feelings. Soldiers speak bitterly of the carnage and needless sacrifices as men were cut down 'like sickled grain'. With a final toll of over 600,000 Allied casualties and no decisive breakthrough, the battle marked the point at which hope began to fade. Among the reminiscences, conscientious objectors defend their beliefs, the poets Edmund Blunden and Robert Graves offer their own distinctive observations on life in the trenches and a fusilier on the Western Front recalls meeting his new battalion commander, Lt-Col Winston Churchill. Finally, David Lloyd George, looking back on 1916, remembers a 'dark and desperate' time for the country. Duration: 2 hours approx.

About Mark Jones

Mark Jones, who died in 2015, was a former Head of the BBC Sound Archive. He researched and produced a number of historical CDs, and in 1998 he won a SWPA Gold Award for 75 Years at the BBC, a celebration of radio broadcasting. He contributed to BBC Audiobooks' Eyewitness series and wrote numerous audio compilations of archive recordings including Voices from the Titanic, First World War: 1915, The Battle of Britain and 1945: The Year of Victory.

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Author : Mark Jones
Publisher : BBC Physical Audio
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ISBN : 1785292293
EAN : 9781785292293
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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