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The Concise History of WW1

Narrated by: Stephen Grief
Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
Categories: History, 20th Century
1.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28th June 1914, to the peace treaty signing in Versailles five years later, this recording charts the extraordinary conflct that was WW1.

The war to end all wars' was a terrible human tragedy on an unprecedented scale. The programme includes all of the major events, actions, and personalities that decided the course of the conflict.

©2013 Alba Home Vision (P)2013 Redbush Entertainment Ltd

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A difficult listen

The audio is not good on this title, so it was quite hard on the ears and difficult to understand in parts. The story was not well put together and, based on what I heard, I don't think that I am to0 much wiser about this part of our history.

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  • Karley Baker
  • 04-05-2018

Good but,

Good but I found it a little difficult to understand what he was saying at some points.

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  • Iliebeneathyou
  • 15-02-2020

it racist

not enough transgendered black muslims were credited in this story of ww1. naturally I like it.

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  • Steven Ray Hill
  • 21-01-2020

interesting!

It almost sounds like you are listening to a newsreel from world war two movies.

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  • Logophile
  • 20-04-2019

The War to End All Wars summed up in one hour!

This is a great thumbnail overview of such a deadly and world-shaking war. It would be recommended as the intro to further reading. It clearly is the soundtrack of a cinematic presentation ("Here you are watching ... ") The sound effects add to the drama of the story, but they also make it very hard to hear the narrator well. Adding to that the foreign names, it became difficult to figure out the who and where at any given moment, and I longed for a printed copy - not to replace this but to supplement it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-10-2017

Very interesting, shame about the sound quality

This is good, short listen but the sound quality makes it pretty hard going at times.

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  • Barnybear
  • 20-01-2017

Very brief

Novel idea, the story is told in the style of an old fashioned radio news broadcast. shame the quality was similar to something from the 30s. Good listen none the less. And I learnt some things I didn't know before.