The World at War
The Landmark Oral History from the Previously Unpublished Archives
By (author) Richard Holmes
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World at War by Richard Holmes
Book Description"The World at War" is the definitive television work on the Second World War. It set out to tell the story of the war through the testimony of key participants - from civilians to ordinary soldiers, from statesmen to generals. First broadcast in 1973, the result was a unique and irreplaceable record since many of the eyewitnesses captured on film did not have long to live. The programme's producers committed hundreds of interview-hours to tape in its creation, but only a fraction of that recorded material made it to the final cut.For more than 30 years the interviews have never been allowed to be published - until now. The well-known names interviewed for the series include Albert Speer, Karl Wolff (Himmler's adjutant), Traudl Junge (Hitler's secretary), James Stewart (USAAF bomber pilot and Hollywood star), Anthony Eden, John Colville (Parliamentary Private Secretary to Winston Churchill), Averell Harriman (US Ambassador to Russia) and Arthur 'Bomber' Harris (Head of RAF Bomber Command). Highly respected historian and bestselling author Richard Holmes has skilfully woven this valuable original material into a compelling narrative, creating a truly phenomenal oral history of the Second World War.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091917524
(234mm x 153mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Napoleon was the colossus of his age. He rose to become one of Revolutionary France's most successful generals, before being crowned Emperor in December 1804. This book tells the story of the Napoleonic Wars. It is illustrated throughout with paintings and documents which have been specially researched from museum collections around the world.
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Author Biography - Richard Holmes
One of Britain's most distinguished historians and TV presenters, Richard Holmes is the author of several bestselling books which include In the Footsteps of Churchill, Redcoat and Tommy, and has written and presented a number of popular series for the BBC, such as Battlefields, War Walks and The Western Front. He was appointed Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University in 1995.
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