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Title Eyewitness. The 1900's [OverDrive electronic resource] : 1900-1909 : a history of the twentieth century in sound / [commentary by Joanna Bourke ; presented by Tim Pigott-Smith].

Publication Info. [Bath, England] : BBC Audiobooks, 2004.
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System Details Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 53728 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 3:44:16.
Performer Tim Pigott-Smith, narrator ; Joanna Bourke, commentary.
Summary Tim Pigott-Smith presents a unique audio snapshot of the history of the Twentieth Century. Released in ten volumes, Eyewitness provides a rare opportunity to hear the history of the 20th century described by those who were actually there. Tim Pigott-Smith weaves together fascinating reminiscences taken from the BBC archives -- many previously unbroadcast -- with an insightful commentary written by Joanna Bourke, Professor of History at Birkbeck College. The century began with British troops at war in South Africa, and majors, colonels and privates recall their part in the action. The death of Queen Victoria led to the streets of London being lined with funeral spectators, and the subsequent coronation of Edward VII in 1902 lent the nation a mood of "lightheartedness, sparkle and glamour." Meanwhile theatregoers and music hall audiences were being entertained by Henry Irving and Marie Lloyd.
Subject History, Modern -- 20th century. -- Sound recordings.
Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Added Author Bourke, Joanna.
Pigott-Smith, Tim.
BBC Audiobooks Ltd.
Added Title Eyewitness, 1900-1909
ISBN 1405699264 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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