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Post Posted:: August 28th, 2017, 2:49 pm 

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Bullets & Billets by Bruce Bairnsfather (1887 - 1959).

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A front line view of life in the trenches of the Western Front in the early part of 1914-1915. Told by Lieutenant (later Captain) Bruce Bairnsfather, cartoonist, whose Alf, Bert, and Old Bill, were forerunners to Bill Mauldin and his Willie and Joe in World War 2. This volume traces Bairnsfather's service as a Machine Gun officer from its inception until he was removed from the battlefield by the intense shelling during the Second Battle of Ypres (April 1915). It is told with a wry, ironic, grim humor often possessed by those who have endured shells, bullets, floods, mud, bully beef, maconochie, and a surfeit of plum and apple jam. His participation in the unofficial Christmas Truce of 1914 (for which he was investigated in view of a court-martial) is documented as well as the horrors of war at close quarters. ( Dr. P. Gould)


Volunteers outside the USA: Bruce Bairnsfather died in 1959. His work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, and Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954).


  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11232
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).
    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

    Magic Window:



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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Bullets & Billets. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Bullets & Billets, by Bruce Bairnsfather. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Bullets & Billets by Bruce Bairnsfather. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"

    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Bullets & Billets, by Bruce Bairnsfather. "

    There should be about 5 seconds' silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename bulletsbillets_##_bairnsfather_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. bulletsbillets_01_bairnsfather_128kb.mp3)


    [b]Transfer of files (completed recordings)

    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: chocoholic
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

    Any questions?
    Please post below

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Post Posted:: August 28th, 2017, 2:53 pm 

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Note to prospective MCs/DPLs. It will be about a week to 10 days (around Sep 7) before I can begin reading for this project. I am recovering from a laryngeal inflammation. But I look forward to completing this project during the 103d anniversary of the beginning of Capt. Bairnsfather's World War I service.

I appreciate your help with this project.

Many thanks,

Philip

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Post Posted:: August 29th, 2017, 6:07 am 
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Post Posted:: August 29th, 2017, 7:53 am 

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Dave:

You are most welcome!

Many thanks,

Philip

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Post Posted:: August 29th, 2017, 11:55 am 
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I'll MC -- back shortly with your MW.

edit: All set!

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Post Posted:: August 29th, 2017, 12:10 pm 

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Thank you Laurie Anne! I'll have it filled out this afternoon and start "marking up" the text before I read it.

Many thanks,

Philip

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Post Posted:: August 29th, 2017, 5:47 pm 

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Laurie Anne:

I think I've got the Magic Window in order. (Sorry I can't count :wink: ).

I feel very privileged to have you and Dave guide me on this project (which is near and dear to my heart).

Many thanks,

Philip

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Post Posted:: August 29th, 2017, 7:35 pm 
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You're welcome! I hope your voice is better soon!

Moved to Solos.

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Post Posted:: September 5th, 2017, 9:07 am 

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Dave and Laurie Ann:

I have posted Section 0 in the magic window. My intention is to post up to 3 sections per week until we're done. They've identified the irritant which caused my laryngeal inflammation (a miniscule gas leak in my furnace--which has been repaired. Thankfully, we don't use furnaces in the summertime.) so I should have no further problems.

Thanks for bearing with me.

Philip

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Post Posted:: September 5th, 2017, 12:51 pm 
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0 PL OK.

Gas leak...Yikes!


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Post Posted:: September 5th, 2017, 12:51 pm 
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Oh goodness -- I'm glad the gas leak didn't cause anything worse than a sore throat!

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Post Posted:: September 7th, 2017, 3:19 pm 

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Dave:

Chapter 1 is ready for PL.

Many thanks,

Philip

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Post Posted:: September 7th, 2017, 7:51 pm 
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1 PL OK.


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Post Posted:: September 10th, 2017, 9:18 pm 

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Dave:

Chapter 2 is in the MW, ready for PL. I'm glad these are relatively short chapters. Gives me a chance to get my voice back in shape.

Many thanks,

Philip

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Post Posted:: September 11th, 2017, 6:34 am 
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You sound fine.


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