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The World at War: The Landmark Oral History from the Previously Unpublished Archives

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The World at War is the definitive television work on the Second World War. Ittold 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 program’s
Hardcover, 672 pages
Published October 4th 2007 by Ebury Press
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Robert Hepple
I’ve watched the ‘World at War’ tv series several times, and read the book accompanying the series written by Mark Arnold-Forster, so I was intrigued by this book. The book draws on the numerous interviews made for the series, and points out that not only were there many more interviews than were used in the series, but also that they were donated to the IWM as they represented historic documents in their own right. I was really impressed by the interviews in the series, so a lengthy book of the ...more
Timothy James
I very much enjoyed the television series "World At War" and also "War Walks" presented by Richard Holmes, so bought the book without looking too closely at the discription, expecting a well written companion to the series. It turned out to be much more.

The chapters do not follow precisely with the episodes of the television series, but the overall structure is the same. Also the naration of Sir Laurence Olivier is not included.

Each chapter starts with a short introduction by Richard Holmes set
-Testimonios personales dentro del gran conflicto.-

Género. Historia.

Lo que nos cuenta. Revisión de la Segunda Guerra Mundial desde ópticas singulares y aisladas realizada a partir de cientos horas de entrevistas personales grabadas para la exitosa serie de televisión “El mundo en guerra” pero que nunca habían visto finalmente la luz.

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It's a wonderfully insightful companion to the classic tv series bringing home the barbarousness of the war. Perhaps it would be an advantage to have some prior knowledge of the political and social arena as well as the types of warfare in operation. The interviewees tend to go into a significant amount of technical details at times.
Brian Pinnock
Good read but only for total WWII officianados. Loved the original BBC series. This can get quite tedious.
Jose Luis
Este libro lo tengo en su edición en español.
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Richard Holmes was Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science. He was educated at Cambridge, Northern Illinois, and Reading Universities, and carried out his doctoral research on the French army of the Second
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