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Eyewitness: A History of the Twentieth Century In Sound - the BBC At War 1938-1945

AuthorJoanna Bourke

NarratorTim Piggott-Smith

Duration58m

CategoriesAdult Non-Fiction, History

PublisherBBC Audiobooks

VersionUnabridged

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A special compliation from Eyewitness, a unique history of Britain in the 20th Century, wirtten by Joanna Bourke and narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith. Eyewitness provides a rare and fascinating opportunity to hear the events of the century described by those who saw them happen. Published in ten volumes, Eyewitness examines the life of the British people in each decade of the century. This special BBC Histoy Magazine compilation draws mainly upon the Eyewitness volumes for the 1930s and 1940s, as the BBC faced the challenges of the Second World War.These extracts, together with subsequent reminiscences, cover such episodes as the Munich Agreement and the drift to war; Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, the Blitz, D-Day, and victory both in Europe and in the Far East. But they also reveal life on the home front, as the BBC becamse the voice of a nation in some of the darkest days of the century. Thought-provoking and moving, these are the voices of the past, speaking to the present.

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