Great Britain at War

Read by Jeffery Farnol

(3.2 stars; 2 reviews)

The book follows Jeffery Farnol as he visits a number of key locations around Britain and on the continent, each demonstrating how members of English society have come together to work towards the goal of "defeating the hun".

On a visit to a naval dockyard, he reports on how the ships are being constructed, takes us on a tour of a destroyer and introduces us to the crew. He also visits a machine gun factory, and discovers how the great guns are built. His tour continues onto the continent where he visits a hospital, a training camp, and artillery battery at the front in action.

While in France he discovers the horrors of war, learning that it's more than just guns and glory, there's blood and death close at hand.

A visit to an active aerodrome shows us the newly arrived aircraft, and from the people there we learn of their daring in combat. Finally the tour draws to an end at Ypres, knows simply as "wipers" to the troops. A place of great history and architecture now turned to ashes and rubble. Yet, despite the destruction, the author finds glory, honour and even hope for a better future

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I was very excited to see this listed on Non-fiction, especially history, is a welcome edition. The material presented is good, interesting content with a high level of credibility. The problem I had, and the reason I stopped listening, was the the book is improperly presented. For example, there ...

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Craig : Alas, Mr Farnol passed on in 1952 so I'll answer in his stead. The book was first published in 1917 and this audio edition was based on the 1918 reprint. With those dates in mind we can safely assume this tour took place in during WWI. Of course ...

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I gave this book a rating of 5 stars. First, I am a fan of history and military history gives us a peek into what the social, economic, and geographic face was at that time in that region of the world. This book is really unique in it's approach, to ...

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This book is a very important one to listen to. I learned many things i had never known about the war and was very touched by the stories of soldiers who lost their lives. It makes you question the necessity of war.