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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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


Disc 4

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

Release Date: 06/2003

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