The Voice of War : The Second World War Told By Those Who Fought It

By: Owen, James & Walters, Guy ( Eds. )

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A kilo to post, 628pp, ex-Wiltshire lib with usual indicators & plastic over dj, all pp clean well-bound. The Second World War was the first truly global conflict and sixty years on its consequences continue to shape the modern world. Season by season The Voice of War charts the course of the central event of the twentieth century using the diaries, letters and memoirs of those who were there, from Russian women fighter pilots to the prisoners of the Japanese to Londoners enduring the Blitz. Their first-hand accounts place us on the ramparts of Colditz, in the hiding places of the Warsaw Ghetto, aboard a dive bomber at Pearl Harbor, with Rommel in the desert and by Churchill's side in Downing Street. Unrivalled in the immediacy, range and power of the experiences it contains, it includes writing by, among others, Joseph Goebbels, Benito Mussolini, Christabel Bielenberg, Noel Coward, Robert Capa, Airey Neave, George Patton, Hermione Ranfurly, Arthur Koestler, James Lees-Milne, Martha Gellhorn, Sophia Loren and Primo Levi. Ambitious, instructive and entertaining, this is the definitive portrait of a world at war. review >>> This is a truly astounding collection of first-hand accounts of the Second World War, from the invasion of Poland to the Nuremberg Trials. In between, there are eyewitness accounts from just about every major realm of the war, from Burma to Treblinka, Tobruk to Normandy. Often horrific, frequently moving, and on a few occasions amusing.

Title: The Voice of War : The Second World War Told By Those Who Fought It

Author Name: Owen, James & Walters, Guy ( Eds. )

Categories: - WORLD WAR II, WAR, MILITARY, BIOGRAPHIES, AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, MEMOIRS,

Publisher: UK, Viking: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Size: 24 Cm

Seller ID: 011382

Keywords: War Memoir Biography Letters,