Please click above

to give us a rating

The Hound of the Baskervilles written by Arthur Conan Doyle performed by Derek Jacobi on CD (Unabridged)

The Hound of the Baskervilles written by Arthur Conan Doyle performed by Derek Jacobi on CD (Unabridged)£24.99  -  £39.99

When a country doctor comes to Sherlock Holmes with a far-fetched tale of a sudden death, a devil dog and an ancient curse, Holmes is sceptical. Could the demise of Sir Charles Baskerville really have been caused by the gigantic ghostly hound which is said to have haunted his family for generations?

Forgotten Voices of the Great War - The Opening Shots August 1914 - April 1915 written by Max Arthur performed by Soldiers from the Great War and Richard Bebb on CD (Abridged)

Last One!
Rare!
Forgotten Voices of the Great War - The Opening Shots August 1914 - April 1915 written by Max Arthur performed by Soldiers from the Great War and Richard Bebb on CD (Abridged)
  Zoom
Our Price:  £9.99Earn 9 Loyalty Points
+

ISBN:  9781856868006
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  War
Duration:  150 mins
Length:  Abridged
Author:  Max Arthur
Narrator 1:  Soldiers from the Great War
Narrator 2:  Richard Bebb
Rarity:  Rare

Availability:  

  


We are currently running a special offer leading to FREE UK postage on all orders of 40 or more


During the warm mid summer of 1914 few people suspected that, by August, Europe would be plunged into the bloodiest conflict known to mankind. Patriotic fervour - often misplaced -swept through the participating countries, but the troops dispatched to the battle fronts soon realised that the popular...

view: "it will all be over by Christmas", was just an optimistic dream. In the face of the relentless German advance into Belgium, the British Expeditionary Force was engaged in the costly retreat from Mons.

The German Army soon took Antwerp, and only the "miracle of the Marne" stopped them from marching into Paris. The First Battle of Ypres prevented the Germans from reaching the coast, but both sides dug in and the wretched system of trench warfare was established.

Following the extraordinary Christmas truce, ferocious fighting restarted over the snow covered battlefields, and casualties on both sides were heavy. In the late spring of 1915 the second Battle of Ypres took place and the Germans used poison gas for the first time.

The toll in killed and wounded was disastrous, the British alone losing 50,000 men; but the Allies finally, managed to halt the enemy advance.

Be the first to Write a Review for this item!