Voices From the Twentieth Century

In a breathtaking new direction in publishing, the 'Voices From the Twentieth Century' series combines text based largely on eyewitness accounts lodged in the archives of the Imperial War Museum, with CDs based upon actual recordings held i the same archives. Illustrated with hundreds of contemporary photographs and illustrations, in colour and black-and-white, each narrative is drawn on the reminiscences of soldiers and civilians, men, women and children who lived through some of the most momentous years of the twentieth century, and is provided with a running 'timeline' to show the actual course of history. The accompanying readings feature the voices of veterans and survivors as they describe the events, invariably doing so with that clarity of memory that is the hallmark of the best historical writing.

About the Editors:

Nigel Fountain, Consulting Editor to the series, is a writer, BBC broadcaster and journalist. He works for the Guardian, and has written for many newspapers including the Independent on Sunday and the Sunday Times. An accomplished and widely experienced researcher, he specializes in twentieth-century social history.

An expert on the twentieth-century experience of conflict, Laurie Milner, General Editor of the �Voices from the Twentieth Century� series, is a senior historian with the Imperial War Museum, London, and was responsible for the Museum�s recent permanent exhibit, �Conflict Since 1945�. He is the author of a number of books, including �The Royal Scots in the Gulf� (1994), and also wrote and narrated the voice-over for the CD that accompanied the hardback edition of Peter Ratcliffe�s �Eye of the Storm: 25 Years in Action with the SAS� (Michael O�Mara Books, 2000).