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Summary

An audio dramatisation in 6 episodes of With Our Backs To The Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918 by David Stevenson, Professor of International History at the LSE.

'How Germany, having seemingly come so close to victory in the Spring and Summer of 1918, was forced on to the defensive in September. By October, it had initiated negotiations for peace, signing an armistice on November 11th.'

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Very detailed and well enacted

Very good and detailed program. Highly recomended and well appreciated that this great show is available by audible. Hopefuly more programs of this sort will follow be it on WWII or other conflicts.

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great entertainment

I enjoyed this production very much highly enlightenment and a enjoyable experience. so much death and destruction for nothing

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excellent adaptation, 5star

cast and script superb, fanastic and free!! loved every minute of the audio. well done.

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Entertaining

I didn't realise what a chaotic year (1918) the last year of the First World War was. This is an excellent mini series. Extremely well written and extremely well read.

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Not so well known account

Enjoyed this podcast as it told of events of which I was previously unaware, particularly the political leadership of Germany at the time and how it changed afterwards. I would have found it easier to follow and understand if the voices had reflected their nationality as, except for General Pershing's US accent, the rest was spoken using English accents only. A slight German or French accent would have helped me to follow who was speaking.

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Good in parts

Well performed and examined though familiar history - but the dialogue ascribed to major players is clunky and on the nose. I found listening to ‘French’ generals talking about Ami-on and Reems painful. No pronouncing dictionary available?