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The Darkness and the Thunder

1915: The Great War Series
Narrated by: Richard Burnip
Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

The Western Front is a wasteland of barbed wire, shell craters and mud-filled trenches. Winston Churchill, searching for a solution to the stalemate, commits the Allies to a disastrous Gallipoli campaign. As men on both sides die in droves, miners and mill-workers work tirelessly for the war effort while families confront the broken bodies of returning soldiers. Nurses, soldiers, politicians, factory-workers and children - all are torn apart by war, and for husbands and sons, mothers and wives, the old way of life is vanishing.

©2016 Stewart Binns (P)2016 Oakhill Publishing

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"Anyone with even a vague interest in Britain and the Great War should read Shadow of War." (Celia Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill)
"An epic...the book on the conflict remembered this year 100 years on." (Jon Wise, Sunday Sport)
"Stewart Binns has produced a real page-turner, a truly stunning adventure story." (Alastair Campbell)
"A fascinating mix of fact, legend and fiction...this is storytelling at its best." (Daily Mail)
"Truly a book that educates while entertaining, a talent of this best-selling author." (Historical Novel Review)

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