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Countdown to Peace

Length: 2 hrs
Categories: History, Military
4.4 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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An audio dramatisation in 6 episodes of With Our Backs To The Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918 by David Stevenson, Professor of International History at the LSE.

'How Germany, having seemingly come so close to victory in the Spring and Summer of 1918, was forced on to the defensive in September. By October, it had initiated negotiations for peace, signing an armistice on November 11th.'

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Wow.

What a ride. The dramatic presentation really brings the humaness to the history of the armistice. Very well presented. Wish so much more was in the narrative but still happy with the focus of the work. My immediate impression was that I should play this for my children just before every Remembrance Day. To make it real what happens 100yrs ago.

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  • Diogo M. Liberal
  • 20-03-2020

Very detailed and well enacted

Very good and detailed program. Highly recomended and well appreciated that this great show is available by audible. Hopefuly more programs of this sort will follow be it on WWII or other conflicts.

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  • peter mcphail
  • 23-01-2020

great entertainment

I enjoyed this production very much highly enlightenment and a enjoyable experience. so much death and destruction for nothing

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  • Glynn
  • 17-07-2020

excellent adaptation, 5star

cast and script superb, fanastic and free!! loved every minute of the audio. well done.

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  • Shipaground
  • 29-12-2019

Good in parts

Well performed and examined though familiar history - but the dialogue ascribed to major players is clunky and on the nose. I found listening to ‘French’ generals talking about Ami-on and Reems painful. No pronouncing dictionary available?