• War at Sea and in the Air

  • Forgotten Voices of the Second World War
  • By: Max Arthur
  • Narrated by: Timothy West
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The first British major success of World War II was when the Royal Navy forced the preying pocket battleship, Graf Spee, to scuttle at sea. Hitler had ordered a blockade of the British Isles and for some months German U-boats and warships caused havoc among allied merchant shipping carrying vital supplies. In 1941, the one sided battle of the Atlantic became more even when the Royal Navy started moving ships in convoy with escorts using radar and information from British scientists who had cracked the Kreigsmarine version of the Enigma Code captured by the Royal Navy. The perils of the Atlantic were only equalled by the convoys on the run to northern Russia. Sub-zero temperatures, pack ice and appalling weather conditions plus the menacing Luftwaffe and the German Navy based in Norway, made it one of the most hazardous actions of the entire war. Meanwhile, in the air, bomber planes of the RAF and U.S. air force were incessantly bombarding German industries and cities. Casualties on the ground were devastating and the life expectancy of the aircrew was alarmingly short.
©2004 Max Arthur and the Imperial War Museum (P)2004 Random House Audiobooks
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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Title should be "Unintelligible Voices"

Interviews are at such a low volume they are inaudible. Too annoying to finish. More attention should be paid to the audio part of an audio book.

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Absolutely a MUST listen too

Would you consider the audio edition of War at Sea and in the Air to be better than the print version?

Yes, hearing the descriptive word lets you feel you were there...

What other book might you compare War at Sea and in the Air to and why?

Band of Brothers

Have you listened to any of Timothy West’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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keep up the good productions

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  • Daz
  • 10-16-12

Inconsistant

A great book but inconsistent volume spoils this production. Roughly 20 minutes of it is very quiet for no apparent reason.

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  • paul1766
  • 08-10-20

Its good but.

It's good but the dramatic music between chapters is a bit annoying and really unnecessary.