Month: July 2014

War is coming – July 28 1914

On July 28, 1914, one month after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife by a Serbian Nationalist, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declares war on Serbia, thus initiating the First World War. By August 4th 1914 Britain declares war on Germany, Austria’s ally. Published at the start of the First World War this popular… Read more »

Memories of EMI – Nigel Bewley

We sat down with Nigel Bewley  (Operations Manager and head sound engineer at the British Library Sound Archive) for our Memories of EMI Campaign. In this short video he shares this memory about his time making field recordings at one of the EMI factories in the early 90s. Nigel Bewley is a specialist sound engineer who worked… Read more »