MAX ARTHUR, an Englishman, served with the Royal Air Force and is the author of the classic work on the Falklands War, Above All, Courage, and the UK bestselling history of the RAF, There Shall Be Wings. He lectures extensively and writes for British newspapers.
Praise for Max Arthur's"Forgotten Voices of the Great War" "Very few men are still alive who fought in the trenches in the First World War. The words of the soldiers, however, are as fresh as if they were written yesterday...extraordinary."--Deborrah Moggach, "The "(London) "Mail on Sunday" "These stories are so harrowing, and their witness so precise and devastating."--Andrew Motion, "The Times" (London) "This book really shows what it was like for us on the Western Front. It is remarkable. It really captures our voices, our spirit, and our memories."--Albert "Smiler" Marshall, Essex Yeomanry & Machine Gun Corps, 1915-1918 "Gripping and poignant."--"Daily Mail" (London) "A compelling account of a world not to be forgotten."--"Despatches" "The testimonies are vivid and many are compelling. They are gruesome and dark in places, with no holds barred when it comes to describing wounds and horrors at the front ... everyone who loves oral history will enjoy the often harrowing accounts contained in this book."--"History Today" "This book is not just a particular, compelling and important record, it is in its own way as fine a memorial as the memorials in towns and villages to all those who never returned to their own country, and a reminder to future generations of the real horrors of trench warfare."--"Nautical Magazine" "An impressive anthology of eye-witness expweiences which does not short-change us on the horror and filth, the pity and terror of that dreadful conflict."--"The Herald" (Glasgow) "Tailor-made for classroom use as well as maximum impact on the general reader."--"TES, "Book of the Week "'Oral history'--older people being encouraged to tape their memories--has opened up vast new vistas of social, political, and military research. Just look at the historian Max Arthur's 0fantastic new book, "Forgotten Voices of the Great War." It draws on the Imperial War Museum's sound archives to c