Now It Can Be Told

Philip GIBBS (1877 - 1962)

In this book I have written about some aspects of the war which, I believe, the world must know and remember, not only as a memorial of men's courage in tragic years, but as a warning of what will happen again--surely--if a heritage of evil and of folly is not cut out of the hearts of peoples. Here it is the reality of modern warfare not only as it appears to British soldiers, of whom I can tell, but to soldiers on all the fronts where conditions were the same...

The purpose of this book is to get deeper into the truth of this war and of all war--not by a more detailed narrative of events, but rather as the truth was revealed to the minds of men, in many aspects, out of their experience; and by a plain statement of realities, however painful, to add something to the world's knowledge out of which men of good-will may try to shape some new system of relationship between one people and another, some new code of international morality, preventing or at least postponing another massacre of youth like that five years' sacrifice of boys of which I was a witness.
- Summary by Philip Gibbs, from the Preface

Genre(s): War & Military

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Part 1: Observers and Commanders, Preface and Chapters 1 to 5 Walt Allan
00:37:39
Play 02 Part 1: Chapters 6 to 14 Walt Allan
00:41:22
Play 03 Part 1: Chapters 15 to 21 Walt Allan
00:48:11
Play 04 Part 2: The School of Courage. Early Days with the New Army. Chapters 1 to 6 Walt Allan
00:46:20
Play 05 Part 2: Chapters 7 to 9 Walt Allan
00:47:48
Play 06 Part 2: Chapters 10 to 15 Walt Allan
00:42:58
Play 07 Part 2: Chapters 16 to 19 Walt Allan
00:37:36
Play 08 Part 3: The Nature of Battle. Chapters 1 to 9 Walt Allan
00:59:05
Play 09 Part 3: Chapters 10 to 14 Walt Allan
00:48:44
Play 10 Part 4: A Winter of Discontent. Chapters 1 to 5 Walt Allan
00:48:01
Play 11 Part 4: Chapters 6 to 13 Walt Allan
00:55:09
Play 12 Part 4: Chapters 14 to 20 Walt Allan
01:00:57
Play 13 Part 5: The Heart of a City. Amiens in Time of War. Chapters 1 to 9 Walt Allan
00:44:25
Play 14 Part 5: Chapters 10 to 14 Walt Allan
00:38:30
Play 15 Part 5: Chapters 15 to 18 Walt Allan
00:38:15
Play 16 Part 6: Psychology on the Somme. Chapters 1 to 8 Walt Allan
00:49:50
Play 17 Part 6: Chapters 9 to 13 Walt Allan
00:50:55
Play 18 Part 6: Chapters 14 to 20 Walt Allan
01:04:13
Play 19 Part 6: Chapters 21 to 23 Walt Allan
00:46:07
Play 20 Part 7: The Fields of Armageddon. Chapters 1 to 5 Walt Allan
01:10:42
Play 21 Part 7: Chapters 6 to 10 Walt Allan
01:03:42
Play 22 Part 8: For What Men Died. Chapters 1 to 4 Walt Allan
00:45:20
Play 23 Part 8: Chapters 5 to 9 Walt Allan
00:54:45