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.
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The end of the Second World War retains its unique place in the public consciousness. Drawn from the diaries and memoirs of soldiers and observers from every theatre of war and from every nation who was involved this great book gives an enthralling panoramic view of a world at war.Review:
'Extraordinary' -- Sunday Times
A "must buy" volume, as it is of significant historical importance and a valuable source of reference for the future. -- Michael Booker, rollofhonour.com, January 2005
Hugely varied, endlessly fascinating, remarkable. I got the feeling that this is how it really was. -- Sunday Herald, November 2004
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Book Description Penguin Books, 2005. Book Condition: New. N/A. Ships from the UK. BRAND NEW. Bookseller Inventory # GRP71109946
Book Description Penguin, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 656 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0141012676
Book Description Penguin UK, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110141012676