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THEY SAW IT HAPPEN - Eyewitness Accounts (Compilation)

Here are more than sixty eyewitness accounts from history. Many are notable events: the Battle of Thermopylae, the Black Death in 1341, the Great Fire of London, the execution of Louis XVI, the Death of Nelson and the American Civil War and the bombing of Hiroshima. But there are also snapshots of more ordinary life—no less memorable for that—including working conditions during the Industrial Revolution, views of slave owners and slaves, Paul Gaugin choosing a bride on Tahiti and the arrest of Dr Crippen. It is a fascinating and absorbing collection, bringing the past alive as only direct memories like these can do. A unique collection of accounts brought to life on audiobook with music of the period.



Disc 1

  They Saw it Happen - Eyewitness Accounts from Ancient Greece to Hiroshima
1.   Introduction 00:02:58
2.   The Spartans at Thermopylae, 480 BC 00:07:40
3.   The Spartans at Thermopylae, 480 BC: Next day the combat was renewed 00:07:32
4.   Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, 49 BC 00:03:18
5.   The Fire of Rome, 64 AD 00:03:57
6.   Nero persecutes the Christians, 64 AD 00:02:06
7.   The mass suicide of Zealots at Masada, 74 AD 00:06:24
8.   The mass suicide of Zealots at Masada, 74 AD: Now as Eleazar was proceeding... 00:04:40
9.   The eruption of Vesuvius, 79 AD 00:06:06
10.   The Crusaders liberate Jerusalem, 1099 00:06:09
11.   The murder of Thomas Becket, 1170 00:05:11
12.   The Black Death, 1348 00:10:11
13.   The death of Magellan, 1521 00:04:47
14.   The Pilgrim Fathers' first few days, 1620 00:04:45


Disc 2

  They Saw it Happen - Eyewitness Accounts from Ancient Greece to Hiroshima
1.   Execution of Charles I, 1649 00:06:54
2.   The Great Fire of London, 1666 00:05:50
3.   The Siege of Londonderry, 1689 00:05:06
4.   The Salem Witch Trials, 1692 00:06:05
5.   Cock fighting, 1710 00:03:30
6.   Executions, 1728 00:03:39
7.   The Boston Tea Party, 1773 00:06:53
8.   Slavery in the West Indies, 1774 00:02:31
9.   Declaration of Independence, 1776 00:05:02
10.   The first aerial voyage, 1784 00:04:15
11.   Marie Antoinette at the opera, 1792 00:02:09
12.   Execution of Louis XVI, 1793 00:05:52
13.   Fanny Burney glimpses Napoleon, 1802 00:03:40
14.   The death of Nelson, 1805 00:07:31
15.   Taken by the press gang, 1811 00:04:38
16.   A slave owner's view, 1817 00:01:55
17.   One of the first railway passengers, 1830 00:03:44


Disc 3

  They Saw it Happen - Eyewitness Accounts from Ancient Greece to Hiroshima
1.   The exploitation of children, 1831 00:03:10
2.   The coronation of Queen Victoria, 1838 00:04:26
3.   London - prostitutes, 1839 00:03:56
4.   A sale of slaves, 1846 00:02:42
5.   Dickens criticises public executions, 1849 00:04:09
6.   The Charge of the Light Brigade, 1854 00:08:11
7.   The American Civil War, 1862 00:07:57
8.   The meeting of Stanley and Livingstone, 1871 00:02:14
9.   The Battle of Little Bighorn, 1876 00:03:27
10.   A puff of opium in Tiger Bay, 1883 00:06:16
11.   White slavery in London, 1888 00:07:18
12.   Saturday 30 June 1888 00:04:10
13.   Paul Gaugin chooses a bride, 1892 00:07:05
14.   The Battle of Magersfontein, 1899 00:02:20
15.   The first flight, 1903 00:07:47
16.   The San Francisco earthquake, 1906 00:04:10


Disc 4

  They Saw it Happen - Eyewitness Accounts from Ancient Greece to Hiroshima
1.   The San Francisco earthquake, 1906 (continued) 00:03:04
2.   The first flight across the English Channel, 1909 00:03:23
3.   The arrest of Dr Crippen, 1910 00:05:49
4.   The sinking of the Titanic, 1912 00:02:48
5.   Gas attack - World War I, 1916 00:06:41
6.   Realism in films, 1920 00:04:41
7.   Opening Tutankhamun's tomb, 1922 00:06:14
8.   Lindbergh flies the Atlantic, 1927 00:04:56
9.   The Battle of Britain, 1940 00:06:12
10.   The London Blitz, 1940 00:05:08
11.   The testimony of Rudolf Hess, 1946 00:07:42
12.   The attack on Pearl Harbour, 1941 00:06:49
13.   A Japanese view of the attack on Pearl Harbour, 1941 00:06:25
14.   Hiroshima, 1945 00:09:31

Total Playing Time: 05:13:39






Reader(s):
Gallagher, Teresa; George, Tom; Hodson, Steve; Pigott-Smith, Tim; Shale, Kerry

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: History

Catalogue No: NA429312

Barcode: 9789626342930

Physical Release: 06/2003

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