A unique oral history- the never-before-published interviews of the landmark TV series
One of Britain's most distinguished historians and TV presenters, Richard Holmes is the author of several bestselling books which include In the Footsteps of Churchill, Redcoat and Tommy, and has written and presented a number of popular series for the BBC, such as Battlefields, War Walks and The Western Front. He was appointed Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University in 1995.
"The World at War was one of the greatest television series of all time. It demonstrated the potential power of history on television and inspired a generation. It is tremendously exciting that the complete interviews with the participants from The World at War are now published here for the first time. Most of the people who were interviewed for the series are now dead, but their vital history - thanks to this book - still lives" Laurence Rees, author of AUSCHWITZ "A treasure trove of eye-witness accounts" BBC History Magazine