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LAST POST is very consciously the last word from the handful of First World War survivors who were left alive in 2004. Now they have passed away, our final human connection with the First World War has been broken.
Max Arthur, a skilled interviewer, took the very last chance we had to ask questions of those who were there.
Read by Max Arthur, Paul McGann and Clive Mantle
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Nostalgic photographs add to the book's flavour, lighting up a time when generations predating the modern, pervasie 'me' culture lived and worked for each other. (TRIBUNE)
For their devotion to King and Country and for Mr Arthur's work we should all be grateful (CONTEMPORARY REVIEW)
one you will want to add to your collection (THE GREAT WAR)
poignant (Susan Osborne BOOKS QUARTERLY)
¿on this moving recording, stalwart British television actors Paul McGann and Clive Mantle perform the monologues of 10 of the soldiers. They adopt the voices of these largely working class heroes and bring the harrowing experience of life in the trenches vividly to life. LAST POST ably demonstrates where the audio book comes into its own. To listen to these personal accounts of the horror, courage and survival has infinitely more impact than reading the printed word.¿ (Vidar Hjardeng FINANCIAL TIMES)
Having previously read the book, it is amazing how listening to it on CD brings it to life. The narrators may not be the actual soldiers but may as well be as you are transported back nearly a hundred years. It is deeply interesting and moving in equal parts and humbles you as a listener, here due to the sacrifice they made. Every home should have a copy of 'Last Post' and ensure future generations are kept aware. (www.FromBumptoGrump.co.uk)
3 stars. Excellent. (FAST FORWARD)
This isn't war glamorised or sentimentalised, it's the real thing. "People still talk a lot of rubbish about the war. Only those who were there can tell what really happened," says one old soldier. Listen for yourself, he's right. (Sue Arnold THE GUARDIAN)
The 'Forgotten Voices' of the First World War speak for the final time. Abridged edition read by Max Arthur, Clive Mantle and Paul McGann
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Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, 2005. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. B & W Photographs (illustrator). First Edition. Dust jacket complete. Cream boards with bright red titles to spine. Small bump and closed tear to lower front board. Sepia photograph to FFEP. Previous owner's inscription to title page (5 lines). Numerous black and white photographic plates. 272 pages clean and tightly bound. FORGOTTEN VOICES OF THE GREAT WAR was the surprise best-seller at Christmas 2002, selling over 60,000 copies in hardback alone. The formula was simple: Max Arthur interviewed some of the 30 surviving British soldiers from the First World War and combined their stories with other interviews in the Imperial War Museum and various private collections. LAST POST is very consciously the last word from the handful of survivors left alive in 2004. When they die, our final human connection with the First World War will be broken: after this book, we will have only recordings or diaries. We will never be able to ask a question of someone who was there. Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 134346
Book Description Magna Large Print Books, 2007. Condition: Very Good. Large Print Ed. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP96575892
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR005211292