The World at War: The Landmark Oral History from the Previously Unpublished Archives

The World at War: The Landmark Oral History from the Previously Unpublished Archives

Richard Holmes / Jul 21, 2019

The World at War The Landmark Oral History from the Previously Unpublished Archives The World at War is the definitive television work on the Second World War It told the story of the war through the testimony of key participants from civilians to ordinary soldiers from statesmen to

  • Title: The World at War: The Landmark Oral History from the Previously Unpublished Archives
  • Author: Richard Holmes
  • ISBN: 9780091917517
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The World at War is the definitive television work on the Second World War It told 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 sThe World at War is the definitive television work on the Second World War It told 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 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 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 Richard Holmes has skillfully woven this valuable original material into a compelling narrative, creating a truly phenomenal oral history of the Second World War.

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      • Richard Holmes

        Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.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 Empire For many years he taught military history at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst A celebrated military historian, Richard Holmes is the author of the best selling and widely acclaimed Tommy and Redcoat The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket His dozen other books include Dusty Warriors, Sahib, The Western Front, The Little Field Marshal Sir John French, The Road to Sedan, Firing Line, The Second World War in Photographs and Fatal Avenue A Traveller s History of Northern France and Flanders also published by Pimlico.He was general editor of The Oxford Companion to Military History and has presented eight BBC TV series, including War Walks , The Western Front and Battlefields , and is famous for his hugely successful series Wellington The Iron Duke and Rebels and Redcoats.


    184 Comments

    1. When Sir Jeremy Isaacs made the documentary series "World at War", the world wasn't terribly interested in old men harping on about their experiences in World War Two. A quarter of a century had gone by and the United States' involvement in Vietnam had made war a non-subject.It is, therefore, so special that such a series was made. The general outline was well planned and the editorial discipline with regards ensuring footage used was truly genuine made sure it would stand the test of time.The g [...]


    2. 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 [...]


    3. 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 [...]


    4. -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.¿Quiere saber más de este libro, sin spoilers? Visite:librosdeolethros/


    5. 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.



    6. Good read but only for total WWII officianados. Loved the original BBC series. This can get quite tedious.


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