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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World War, 1914-1918 Personal narratives, American
[Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge Audio p2014.
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National Public Radio (U.S.)
Corporate Author
National Public Radio (U.S.) (-)
Other Authors
Rachel Martin (-)
Physical Description
3 audio discs (3 1/2 hr.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in
  • Introduction
  • Washington's World War I Memorial
  • Stumbling Into World War I, Like Sleepwalkers
  • 1913 Leads a Tour of the World a Century Ago
  • A Race Against Time to Find WWI's Last Doughboys
  • The Human Toll of the War To End All Wars
  • National World War I Museum
  • Frank Buckles: Last U.S. Veteran of World War I
  • Belgian Exhibit Honors Hoover's WWI Effort
  • Christmas Truce
  • Battle of the River Aisne
  • WWI Poetry: The Words of War
  • Ground War: Winston Rochet
  • Last Post: Final Thoughts from Britain's WWI Vets
  • Diary Provides Black Soldier's View of WWI
  • Battle of the Somme
  • France Pays Tribute to Early U.S. Fighter Pilots
  • Thomas Sopwith, Plane Designer
  • "Fast Eddie" Rickenbacker
  • Robert K. Massie's Castles of Steel
  • Veterans Day Journey Ends Near WWI Trenches
  • New Clues in Lusitania's Sinking
  • Germany's Last WWI Debt
  • Artists' Masks Hid Wounds of WWI Soldiers
  • WWI Munitions Still Live Beneath Western Front
  • 11th Month, 11th Day, 11th Hour
  • The Middle East and the West: WWI and Beyond
  • The Bonus Army: How a Protest Led to the GI Bill
  • The Savage Peace of 1919, Relevant Today
  • Pete Seeger on His Uncle, Alan Seeger
Review by Library Journal Review

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 (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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