Author(s): Richard Holmes
"The World at War is the definitive television work on the Second World War. It set out to tell the story of the war through the testimony of key participants - from civilians to ordinary soldiers, from statesmen to generals. First broadcast in 1973, the result was a unique and irreplaceable record since many of the eyewitnesses captured on film did not have long to live. The programme's producers committed hundreds of interview-hours to tape in its creation, but only a fraction of that material made it to the final cut. For more than 30 years the interviews have never been allowed to be published - until now. Highly respected historian and bestselling author Richard Holmes has skilfully woven this valuable original material into a compelling narrative, creating a truly phenomenal oral history of the Second World War."
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.