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DocArchive: The Ghostly Voices of World War One

November 9th, 2014

Episode 825 of 1444 episodes

Hidden away in the backrooms at Humbolt University and the Ethnological Museum in Berlin are some of the most remarkable sound recordings ever made. They date back to World War One and capture the voices of some of the ordinary men who fought in ‘the war to end all wars’. What happened to these men and how did they die?

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