World War I

National Public Radio (U.S.)

Sound recording - 2014

NPR marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War with firsthand accounts from veterans themselves, as well as insightful commentary from leading historians.

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Series
American chronicles (National Public Radio (U.S.))
Subjects
Genres
Historical radio programs
Radio programs
World War, 1914-1918 Personal narratives, American
Published
[Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge Audio p2014.
Edition
Unabridged
Language
English
Physical Description
3 audio discs (3 1/2 hr.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN
9781622313853
1622313852
Corporate Author
National Public Radio (U.S.) (-)
Other Authors
Rachel Martin (-)
  • Disc 1. Introduction / by Rachel Martin (1:22)
  • Washington's World War I Memorial (All Things Considered, May 31, 2004) (3:44)
  • Stumbling into World War I, like Sleepwalkers (All Things Considered, April 23, 2013) (7:53)
  • 1913 leads a tour of the world a century ago (Morning Edition, May 27, 2013) (7:07)
  • A race against time to find WWI's last doughboys (All Things Considered, May 24, 2013) (7:43)
  • The human toll of the War To End All Wars (Fresh Air, August 11, 2011) (22:53)
  • National World War I Museum (Weekend Edition Sunday, December 3, 2006) (4:47)
  • Frank Buckles : last U.S. veteran of World War I (All Things Considered) (3:15)
  • Belgian exhibit honors Hoover's WWI effort (Weekend Edition Saturday, November 11, 2006) (4:40)
  • Christmas Truce (Weekend Edition Saturday, December 1, 2001) (8:48)
  • disc 2. Battle of the River Aisne (Weekend All Things Considered, September 14, 1984) (16:19)
  • WWI poetry : the words of war (Morning Edition, November 12, 2012) (3:24)
  • Ground war : Winston Rochet (Weekend All Things Considered, February 23, 1991) (3:04)
  • Last post : final thoughts from Britain's WWI vets (All Things Considered, November 12, 2005) (7:40)
  • Diary provides Black soldier's view of WWI (Morning Edition, July 7, 2004) (5:02)
  • Battle of the Somme (Morning Edition, July 2, 1996) (3:52)
  • France pays tribute to early U.S. fighter pilots (Morning Edition, May 27, 2013) (4:23)
  • Thomas Sopwith, plane designer (All Things Considered, January 27, 1989) (5:04)
  • "Fast Eddie" Rickenbacker (Weekend Edition Saturday, August 7, 1999) (9:39)
  • Robert K. Massie's 'Castles of Steel' (Weekend Edition Saturday, January 3, 2004) (8:12)
  • disc 3. Veterans Day journey ends near WWI trenches (All Things Considered, November 11, 2007) (8:09)
  • New clues in Lusitania's sinking (Weekend Edition Saturday) (7:52)
  • Germany's last WWI debt (Morning edition, September 30, 2010) (3:37)
  • Artists' masks hid wounds of WWI soldiers (All Things Considered, February 24, 2007) (5:15)
  • WWI munitions still live beneath Western Front (Weekend Edition Sunday, November 11, 2007) (4:55)
  • 11th month, 11th day, 11th hour (Day to Day, November 11, 2004) (5:05)
  • The Middle East and the West : WWI and beyond (All Things Considered, August 20, 2004) (8:39)
  • The Bonus Army : how a protest led to the GI Bill (All Things Considered, November 11, 2011) (12:30)
  • The Savage Peace of 1919, relevant today (Weekend Edition Sunday, April 8, 2007) (6:21)
  • Pete Seeger on his uncle, Alan Seeger (Morning Edition, May 28, 2001) (3:49).
Review by Library Journal Reviews

NPR compiled this wonderful assortment of World War I stories to mark the 100th anniversary of "The War To End All Wars." Included are firsthand accounts from veterans, author talks with noted war historians, poetry, broadcasts from that era, and stories of many often overlooked events and battles. Covering from the last of the doughboys to the Christmas Truce of 1914, this compilation is a must for fans of military history. Not only does it shed light on the first World War, but it sets the stage for the factors and scenarios that triggered World War II as well. Fans of American and cultural history will also enjoy the commentary and stories on a wide variety of topics from the "Bonus Army" to Armistice Day and the Great Depression. VERDICT Hosted by Rachel Martin, this NPR collection is essential for both military buffs and novices, with something for everyone.—Erin Cataldi, Johnson Cty. P.L., Franklin, IN [Page 62]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Recounts the first world war, discussing its scale of destruction, thoe horrors of the war, and its long lasting results.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Famously referred to by US president Woodrow Wilson as “the war to end all wars,” the first world war eclipsed all previous wars with its scale of destruction. With over twenty-seven nations involved, the battle-field horrors and political outcomes of the first truly global military conflict had repercussions that are still felt today.NPR presents a vivid portrait of what most experts consider the first modern war, including profiles of America's flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker, unlikely savior of war-torn Belgium Herbert Hoover, and the last surviving doughboy Frank Buckles.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

NPR marks the 100th anniversary of the Great War with firsthand accounts from veterans, insightful commentary from leading historians, and detailed stories about battles, battlefields, and the legacy of the world's first global military conflict.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Famously referred to by US president Woodrow Wilson as ?the war to end all wars,? the first world war eclipsed all previous wars with its scale of destruction. With over twenty-seven nations involved, the battle-field horrors and political outcomes of the first truly global military conflict had repercussions that are still felt today.NPR presents a vivid portrait of what most experts consider the first modern war, including profiles of America's flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker, unlikely savior of war-torn Belgium Herbert Hoover, and the last surviving doughboy Frank Buckles.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

NPR marks the 100th anniversary of the Great War with firsthand accounts from veterans, insightful commentary from leading historians, and detailed stories about battles, battlefields, and the legacy of the world's first global military conflict.