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    • First World War: 1918

    • Voices from the BBC Archive
    • By: Sarah Kilgarriff
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
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    A unique collection of historic recordings in which the last brutal encounters of the war and the mixed emotions of the armistice are remembered by troops from both sides. By the end of March 1918, Germany's Spring Offensive had thrown British forces back over the old Somme battlefields. But this last push failed, and with the stalemate of trench warfare broken, the Allies swept from near defeat to victory. However, their joy was tempered by sorrow. Too many would not come home.

    Regular price: $10.65

    • First World War: 1917

    • Voices from the BBC Archive
    • By: Sarah Kilgarriff
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    The year 1917 was a year of decisive events. Germany raised the stakes at sea; America eventually declared war; the Nivelle offensive almost destroyed the French army; and, following two revolutions in February and October, Russian forces collapsed. For the Allies, despite their successes at Messines and Cambrai, the year was overshadowed by the losses at Passchendaele. Survivors recall their despair as men and horses drowned in mud: 'a viscous, tenacious mud which smelt of death'.

    Regular price: $10.32