Brian Inglis joined the RAF in 1940, completing two tours of operations and achieving the rank of Squadron Leader. After demobilisation he went to work on The Irish Times in Dublin. In 1953 he returned to England to work on The Spectator and was Editor from 1959 to 1962.
He presented ‘All Our Yesterday’s on Granada Television for ten years. From 1964 to 1970 it covered the war years and the programme enjoyed its highest popularity. After the series ended Brian and the show’s producer, Bill Grundy, collaborated on a book on the years from Munich to the Berlin Air Lift. From this book stemmed the idea of compiling the sounds that had evoked so many memories for millions of people. Some of the sounds have been made familiar from the many programmes on television and radio but this CD is one of the most concise collections of the actual sounds of the politicians, statesmen, and entertainers, taken from Pathe newsreels. It vividly brings back the events and emotions of the time.
Brian Inglis has written and narrated this unique sound archive of World War Two in his own inimitable style.