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Post Posted:: August 20th, 2014, 5:50 am 
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First World War Centenary Prose Collection Vol. II.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/first-world-war-centenary-prose-collection-vol-2/

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This is the second volume of the collection. All prose pieces, in any language, are welcome, provided that they specifically relate to the First World War. If their duration is longer than 70 minutes, please submit them in two parts.

I would ask that items that have already been recorded in the first volume are not recorded again for this volume. I should also prefer there to be no duplicate recordings in this collection, so please post to state your intention, so that I can add your claim to the Magic Window.

I would again ask, please, that readers also provide a short (2 - 5 line) summary of their item, for inclusion in a PDF to be catalogued with the recordings, as we did last time.

Some suggestions for readings are in the following post.


  • NEW READERS: Please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a short test recording before submitting here, just to make sure that all your settings are OK. Then please read this post carefully and refer back to it. It has all the information you need to submit a recording successfully.

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    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!

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    Project Code: GvE8tH4J

    Genre for the project: *Non-fiction/War & Military

    Keywords that describe the book: WWI, First World War, World War One, remembrance

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      OR if you are reading in another language, please feel free to say the disclaimer in that language. You can find them on this page in the Wiki.

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Suggestions for reading (or a chapter or two from them). All additional suggestions (in any language) will be warmly welcomed.

GERMAN:
Interesting list of German texts (thanks, HP!)
http://de.wikisource.org/wiki/Erster_Weltkrieg

ENGLISH:

Not PD for readers in Europe:

Birds and the War by Hugh Steuart Gladstone (b. 1877 - 1949)
https://archive.org/details/birdsandwarglads00gladrich [commonsparrow3 will record Birds as Messengers]

Waiting for Daylight by H. M. Tomlinson (1873 – 1958)
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27246

The Enormous Room by E. E. Cummings (1894-1962). More info here: viewtopic.php?p=1175589#p1175589
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8446

The War Book of the German General Staff, being the Usages of War on Land
Prussia (Kingdom). Armee. Grosser Generalstab. Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II;
Translated by J. H. Morgan (John Hartman) (1876-1955)
https://archive.org/details/cu31924005230564

The Dispatch-Riders: The Story of Two British Motor-Cyclists in the Great War by Percy F. (Percy Francis) Westerman (1876-1959) and Frank Gillett (1874-1927)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36500

The Amateur Army by Patrick MacGill (1889-1963)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16078

The Soul of a Nation (Armistice Day 1920) by Sir Phillip Gibbs (1877-1962) [recorded for vol. 2]
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/41308

Russia in Literature
https://archive.org/stream/currenthistoryfo01newyuoft#page/818/mode/2up
An open letter signed by a few dozen famous English authors (Barrie, Doyle, Wells, etc) on the eve of WWI 1914, addressed to the great writers of Russia.

Off to the Front from At Ypres with Best-Dunkley. [An account of the 2/5th Lancashire Fusiliers under the command of Colonel Best-Dunkley.] by Thomas Hope Floyd (1896-1973). Chapter I Off to the Front would be particularly welcome. Not PD for Canada or Australia either.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17813

Somme Battle Stories by Capt. A. J. Dawson (1872-1951)
has stand-alone chapters which would be suitable, including The Australian as a Fighter, and A Cool Canadian. https://archive.org/details/cihm_87758 David Wales has recorded Chap. 5 for Vol. I. and has now recorded the whole book as a solo

Letters from a Young Queenslander by Dr. Robert Marshall Allan (1886-1946)
A collection of letters and extracts written by a military physician from South Brisbane practising in France during WWI.
https://archive.org/details/LettersFromAYoungQueenslander (Elizabby will record a selection)

Some soldier poets by Thomas Sturge Moore (1870-1944)
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/loc.ark:/13960/t20c6772d
Essays on some notable war poets, including some of their work

Carry On: Letters in Wartime, by Lieutenant Coningsby Dawson (1883–1959) (Not PD in Australia either)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14086

The war and the future by John Masefield (1878-1967)
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/nyp.33433081594388
A speech and a lecture both given in 1918.

Some war curiosities and the clandestine press in Belgium by Christian Frederick Gauss (1878-1951) (US author, so Rule of the Shorter Term applies where appropriate)
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89100008390
Very interesting article about the plight of Belgium during the war

PD for everyone - hurray!

The Horse and the War by Capt. Sidney Galtrey (1878-1935)
https://archive.org/details/horsewar00galtrich

A 1915 pamphlet called Purple cross service for wounded and sick army horses - sad stuff, I'm afraid.
https://archive.org/details/purplecrossservi00purp

Chapter 6 of The Little Book Of The War by Eva March Tappan (1854-1930) juvenile literature
includes the value in war of mules, pigeons, horses and dogs
https://archive.org/details/TheLittleBookOfTheWar

Men in War by Andreas Latzko (1876 - 1943)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8440

The meaning of the war: life & matter in conflict. ... Henri Bergson (1859-1941)
One speech and one article by the French Nobel laureate philosopher, 1914.
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015008821202

Inter arma; being essays written in time of war by Edmund Gosse (1849-1928)
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc2.ark:/13960/t1cj89v3d

French literature of the great war by Albert Schinz (1870-1943)
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.$b744520
Various articles about poetry, fiction, drama. Not the least interesting in that it mentions various writings that may be suitable for reading in French for this collection.

War's dark frame (1917) by Wadsworth Camp (1879-1936)
Shortish stand-alone anecdotes of the War
https://archive.org/details/warsdarkframe00camp

The Appetite of Tyranny: Including Letters to an Old Garibaldian (1915) by G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11605
Philosophical essays on the War

Between St. Dennis and St. George; a sketch of three civilisations (1915) by Ford Madox Ford (as Ford Madox Hueffer) (1873-1939)
Essays on the War
https://archive.org/details/betweenstdenniss00ford

The First World War, 1914-1918 (1920) by Lt. Col. Charles à Court Repington (1858-1925) (ex-colonel acting as a war correspondent)
https://archive.org/details/firstworldwar19101repiuoft

Letters of a Soldier, 1914-1915 by Anon.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17316


Some of these unchecked for PDness outside US:

Tales from a Famished Land by Edward Eyre Hunt (1885–1953)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/49709/49709-h/49709-h.htm#Page_86
Fourteen stories having their conception in the author's experience serving on the Commission for the Relief of Belgium. Not all are sad, for there is humor even in Belgium, but the greater number are poignant in their exposition of the varied suffering which came with or followed the German army.
[mhhbook will record Ghosts]

The Worn Doorstep by Margaret Pollock Sherwood (1864-1955)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/42797
An American woman, whose English lover has been killed in the war, rents a house in a tiny English village and finds some comfort in the people who seek shelter over her worn doorstep, helping her to forget personal losses in the greater tragedy of the Belgian refugees. An unusually charming bit of workmanship cast in the form of a journal.

With the American Submarines by Henry B. Beston (1888 – 1968) in the Atlantic Monthly, 1918? http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.32106018804952?urlappend=%3Bseq=700 Beston was the only American correspondent to travel with the British Grand Fleet and to be aboard an American destroyer during combat engagement and sinking. He also wrote a book about his experiences called Full Speed Ahead (1919) available at https://archive.org/details/fullspeedahead00best.

Shell-shock and other neuropsychiatric problems presented in five hundred and eighty-nine case histories from the War literature, 1914-1918 (1919)
https://archive.org/details/shellshockothern00soutuoft

Internet Archive: 14,000 items in the World War One Documents Collection. Not every one is in the US Public Domain, so one must be careful, but it is a treasure trove of books, pamphlets and articles in many languages on just about every subject relating to the War.

The book of the homeless: (Le livre des sans-foyer) -edited by Edith Wharton. This was a book sold for the benefit of refugees and contains contributions from such illustrious characters as Joseph Conrad, Sarah Bernhardt, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, W. B. Yeats to name but a few. Some in English, some in French, some poetry, some prose. Even a score by Stravinsky!
https://archive.org/details/bookofhomelessle00whar_0

Short pamphlets in the US United War Work Campaign series:
Victory Girls https://archive.org/details/victorygirls00unit
Victory Boys https://archive.org/details/victorygirls00unit
The campaign among students: https://archive.org/details/campaignamongstu00unit

A Call from Gallipoli by Cecilia Nesbit (1915), described as a prose poem. The writer was Australian, but unfortunately neither I nor the National Library of Australia can find her date of death.
https://archive.org/details/callfromgallipol00nesb

The Groningen Camp Magazine: During October 1914, over 1500 troops from the First Royal Naval Brigade were interned in Groningen, Holland, for the duration of World War I.
http://www.groningencamp.co.uk/index.html

Similarly Ruhleben internment camp was a civilian detention camp during World War I located to the west of Berlin.
https://archive.org/search.php?query=ruhleben%20camp%20magazine%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts

Articles from Australian newspapers:
Making an Army: A Look Round the Camps
How Our Soldier Lads Break the Monotony
The First Force: End of the Voyage
Give It Now
The Transports. A Great Fleet

Much in Punch magazine: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=punch+1914

New York Times Current History: The European War, Vol 1, No. 1 by Various 'from the beginning to ' March 1915
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13635

Many original documents either originally in German or translated into German in:
Die Europäischen Kriegsverhandlung: die maßgebenden Dokumente chronologisch und sinngemäß zusammengestellt ubersetzt und erläutert.
https://archive.org/details/dasregenbogenbuc01beer

Many documents in that book can be found in English or translated into English in The Times documentary history of the war (1917), including The British Blue Book: Great Britain and the European Crisis
https://archive.org/details/timesdocumentary01londuoft

WWI aviation:

Winged Warfare: Hunting the Huns in the Air
https://archive.org/details/wingedwarfarehun00bish

War Flying
https://archive.org/details/warflying00hutc [GordieFletcher will record a selection]

WWI naval:
https://archive.org/details/doverpatrol01bacogoog
The Dover Patrol 1915-1917 by Admiral Sir Reginald Bacon (1863–1947)

With the American Submarines by Henry B. Beston (1888 – 1968) in the Atlantic Monthly, 1918? http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.32106018804952?urlappend=%3Bseq=700 (US author, so Rule of the Shorter Term applies where appropriate)

Several links at archive.org to texts regarding The Battle of Jutland
https://archive.org/search.php?query=battle%20of%20jutland%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts

Various types of warfare:
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/32570/32570-h/32570-h.htm
Zeppelin: The Story of a Great Achievement, by Harry Vissering
Has a few references to WWI.

Pen Pictures of British Battles
https://archive.org/stream/penpicturesofbri00londiala#page/n0/mode/2up
Warfare Under Water and The Moonlight Battle for Baghdad recorded by MaryAnn for Vol. I.

The Australian as a Fighter, and A Cool Canadian from Somme Battle Stories: https://archive.org/details/cihm_87758

Best Stories of the 1914 European War
https://archive.org/details/beststoriesof19100newy

Tanks in the Great War 1914-1918
https://archive.org/details/cu31924027835168

The War in Africa 1914-1917, and in the Far East 1914
https://archive.org/details/warinafrica1914100onei

General/political etc
My Mission to London 1912-1914 by Prince Lichnowsky, Late German Ambassador in Great Britain
https://archive.org/details/mymissiontolondo00lichuoft

A War-Time Journal, Germany 1914 and German Travel Notes
https://archive.org/details/awartimejournalg23533gut

The War of 1914 – The Crime of the Century
https://archive.org/details/jstor-20667056

Questions of American Neutrality During the European War 1914-1915
https://archive.org/details/questionsofameri00maha

The War and the Churches (1915)
https://archive.org/details/warandchurches00mccauoft (Preface and Ch. 3 to be recorded by filp)

Abstracts of War Surgery…
https://archive.org/details/abstractsofwarsu00unit (Early Care of Gunshot Wounds of the Jaws and Surrounding Soft Parts recorded by MaryAnn in Vol. I)

Inventions of the Great War by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond (1876-?)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/45269

How I Filmed the War by Geoffrey H. Malins (1887 - 1943)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30285

The Glory of the Coming - What Mine Eyes Have Seen of Americans in Action in This Year of Grace and Allied Endeavor (1918) By Irvin S. Cobb (1876-1944)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44225

On the Edge of the Storm by Shepherd Knapp (1873 - 1946) reminiscences of a year in France during the War
https://archive.org/details/onedgestormstor00knapgoog

Post-war writings:

Rebuilding Britain: A Survey of Problems of Reconstruction after the World War by Sir Alfred Hopkinson (1851-1939)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14870


See also for ideas:

http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en/explore
Check for PDness. Some are copyrighted.

Music and popular culture in the First World War:
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_World_War_I and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_in_popular_culture

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Post Posted:: August 20th, 2014, 6:20 am 
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Ruth,

I'd like to read this one:

http://digi.landesbibliothek.at/viewer/resolver?urn=urn%3Anbn%3Aat%3AAT-OOeLB-1723564

Title: Verlustliste Nr. 1, 12. August 1914
Author: K. u. k. Kriegsministerium

It's the first list of Austrian/Hungarian Casualties, August 12, 1914, by the Austrian Ministry (?) of War.

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Post Posted:: August 20th, 2014, 6:29 am 
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Thanks, Ava. I thought I'd better get Volume II underway before I forgot about it :oops: .

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:lol:

Well, your soloists do just the right amount of pushing... :wink:

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Post Posted:: August 20th, 2014, 7:24 am 

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just checking in, so I have it in my post overview - will definitely record something, just don't know what, yet :D

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Hi all. I'd like to read a couple of sections from The War and The Churches by Joseph McCabe. The Preface and Chapter III - The Apologies Of The Clergy are probably the most relevant parts.

https://ia600204.us.archive.org/7/items/warandchurches00mccauoft/warandchurches00mccauoft.pdf


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Post Posted:: August 20th, 2014, 10:39 am 

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commonsparrow3 wrote:
I would like to read Chapter 1 of A Diary Without Dates by Enid Bagnold. It was published in 1918.
Gutenberg link -- http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31124
I read Chapter 1 of this for the first WWI collection. Might I continue with Chapter 2 for the second collection?

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May I read some more of Rilla of Ingleside? I read chapter 18 for the last collection.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3796

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Thanks, all. I have put all those items in the MW. SweetPea, did you have a particular chapter in mind?

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No, just wondering if it would be okay :D

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Post Posted:: August 20th, 2014, 12:49 pm 

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OK, found something :)

http://de.wikisource.org/wiki/An_Meine_V%C3%B6lker!
Title: An Meine Völker!
Author: Kaiser Franz Joseph I.

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SweetPea wrote:
No, just wondering if it would be okay :D


It will be fine, SweetPea - there seems to be a lot about the war in Rilla.

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J_N wrote:
OK, found something :)

http://de.wikisource.org/wiki/An_Meine_V%C3%B6lker!
Title: An Meine Völker!
Author: Kaiser Franz Joseph I.


That was quick, Julia! You're in :).

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I'll do a bit of the "Diary of a Queenslander" in a genuine Aussie accent! :mrgreen:

(I'm not sure how much, I'm having a quick read of the text now. It will probably be about 30 mins worth, so just one slot please. I don't have the concentration to record longer than that! :oops: )

For the collection, it might be better to use the full title "War Letters from a young Queenslander" - IMO, it makes it clearer why it belongs in this collection!

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