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The Second World War was the first truly global conflict and sixty years on its consequences continue to shape the modern world. Season by season The Voice of War charts the course of the central event of the twentieth century using the diaries, letters and memoirs of those who were there, from Russian women fighter pilots to the prisoners of the Japanese to Londoners enduring the Blitz. Their first-hand accounts place us on the ramparts of Colditz, in the hiding places of the Warsaw Ghetto, aboard a dive bomber at Pearl Harbor, with Rommel in the desert and by Churchill's side in Downing Street. Unrivalled in the immediacy, range and power of the experiences it contains, it includes writing by, among others, Joseph Goebbels, Benito Mussolini, Christabel Bielenberg, Noel Coward, Robert Capa, Airey Neave, George Patton, Hermione Ranfurly, Arthur Koestler, James Lees-Milne, Martha Gellhorn, Sophia Loren and Primo Levi. Ambitious, instructive and entertaining, this is the definitive portrait of a world at war.
Military Books In Perspective, October 2004
A superb historic study, cleverly compiled using unique memoirs, fabulous value for money and very highly recommended for all ages!
The Sunday Times, October 11, 2004
Owen and Walters have trawled through most of the published memoirs to create this extraordinary anthology of first-hand accounts...
MRD Foot, The Spectator, 16 October 2004
...thoroughly readable by anyone who wants to know what it felt like to be engaged in a world war.
Soldier Magazine, November, 2004
A literary treasure-trove...read and be dazzled.
The Scotsman, 6 November 2004
Most of human life and death is here...the choices are invariably well-made, and given generous amounts of space.
Sunday Herald, November 2004
Hugely varied, endlessly fascinating, remarkable. I got the feeling that this is how it really was.
Michael Booker, rollofhonour.com, January 2005
A "must buy" volume, as it is of significant historical importance and a valuable source of reference for the future.