A War in Words

Author(s): Sarah Wallis; Svetlana Palmer

First World War

This is a portrait of World War I through the letters and diaries of its participants, recently uncovered during extensive research across 28 countries for the 10-part Channel 4 series, The First World War, showing during autumn 2003. itself and from all sides of the conflict. Their testimony - from that of one of Franz Ferdinand's assassins, to the final entry from a French soldier as he revisits the battlefield in 1919 - recounts the complex history of a war whose repercussions changed the world irrevocably.


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Sarah Wallis has worked as a researcher and producer on a number of contemporary and historical films about Europe, including the BBC's award-winning People's Century. Svetlana Palmer was born in Moscow and educated in Russia and Britain, where she has lived since 1990. She too is a researcher and producer and her credits include The Cold War and The Second World War In Colour. This is their first book.

General Fields

  • : 9780743248310SECA
  • : Simon & Schuster, Limited
  • : Simon & Schuster, Limited
  • : September 2003
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 940.4/8
  • : 352
  • : 35 b&w illustrations
  • : Sarah Wallis; Svetlana Palmer