[Multilingual] WWI Centenary (Armistice Day) Prose Collection Vol. III-mas

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Post by mhhbook » November 16th, 2017, 7:56 am

Here is the link for Section 9: "Authors and Soldiers" Section XIV from "Waiting for Daylight" by H. M. Tomlinson.

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/wwi3_authorsandsoldiers_tomlinson_mh_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 11:24.

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Henry Major Tomlinson (21 June 1873 – 5 February 1958) was a British writer and journalist. He was known for anti-war and travel writing, novels and short stories, especially of life at sea. In World War I he was an official correspondent for the British Army, in France. In 1917 he returned to work with H. W. Massingham on The Nation, which opposed the war. His book of essays, “Waiting for Daylight” was published in 1922.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 16th, 2017, 8:56 am

Thank you Mary. I've been traveling but hope to get caught up on PLing soon.

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Post by mhhbook » November 30th, 2017, 9:14 am

For Volume III of WWI prose, I would like to record Chapter 1 from “Catastrophe and Social Change Based Upon a Sociological Study of The Halifax Disaster”. (December is the 100th anniversary of the event.) Although it was an accident rather than a deliberate act of war, the disaster had direct connections to World War I.

From the book: “About midway in the last two years of war—to be exact December, 1917,—a French munitioner heavily laden with trinitrotoluol, the most powerful of known explosives, reached Halifax from New York. On the early morning of the sixth of that month, she was proceeding under her own steam up the harbor-length toward anchorage in the basin—an oval expansion half-hidden by a blunt hill called Turple Head. Suddenly an empty Belgian relief ship swept through the Narrows directly in her pathway. There was a confusion of signals; a few agonized manoeuvers. The vessels collided; and the shock of their colliding shook the world!”

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/37580/37580-h/37580-h.htm
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 2nd, 2017, 7:30 pm

mhhbook wrote:For Volume III of WWI prose, I would like to record Chapter 1 from “Catastrophe and Social Change Based Upon a Sociological Study of The Halifax Disaster”. (December is the 100th anniversary of the event.) Although it was an accident rather than a deliberate act of war, the disaster had direct connections to World War I.
Thanks Mary, I've added this to the MW.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 2nd, 2017, 7:41 pm

Maria,
Diary is PL OK. Very well read, especially the "singing" and the voice from outside.
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Post by commonsparrow3 » December 5th, 2017, 6:59 pm

Thank you, MaryAnn! Honestly, trying to figure out what to do about that alleged "singing" was very puzzling! Glad the solution was acceptable!

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 6th, 2017, 3:00 pm

Mary,
Section 9 is PL OK!
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Post by mhhbook » December 19th, 2017, 9:19 pm

Here is the upload for Section 10 "Catastrophe and Social Change". Length is 18:51.49

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... kb.mp3.mp3

And a brief description:

I first heard about the Halifax disaster thanks to a book blog by fellow LibriVoxer, Maria Kasper (commonsparrow3) In her list of books read in 2015, Maria mentions “Curse of the Narrows”, a non-fiction account of the disaster. The story of the disaster was fascinating and fit the category of material pertaining to World War I, although the explosion was not a deliberate act of war. I did a few recordings for the first and second prose volumes on World War I, but forgot about this incident until the third volume. I did a search on Gutenberg for “Halifax” and found “Catastrophe and Social Change Based Upon a Sociological Study of the Halifax Disaster.” This recording is the first chapter of that book.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 20th, 2017, 11:54 am

Thank you Mary!
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Post by ColleenMc » December 21st, 2017, 9:45 am

I would like to claim “Effects of Air-Raids and Aircraft on Birds” which is chapter 7 in Birds and the War by Hugh S Gladstone pp 80-95.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 21st, 2017, 9:56 am

Great Colleen! I've made a note in the MW.

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Post by ColleenMc » December 27th, 2017, 8:06 pm

Here is Section 11, "Effects of Air-Raids and Aircraft on Birds", Chapter 7 of Birds and the War by Hugh S. Gladstone


https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3

16:58

Description: In this chapter, Hugh Gladstone looks at the variety of reactions (or lack thereof) that English birds had to the presence of aircraft in general, and the several air raids by zeppelin and airplane in the later years of the war.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 28th, 2017, 8:05 pm

Thank you Colleen.

I'm traveling quite a bit the next few days and will get caught up on PLing after the new year.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » January 18th, 2018, 10:04 am

Mary,
Catastrophe is PL OK. I had never heard of this before, and yet it was such a huge explosion! Wow.
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Post by RiDi » February 1st, 2018, 4:13 am

Hello Mary Ann,
great project, I just discovered it.

I would like to contribute a german text by Kurt Eisner, first Prime Minister of Bavaria, assassinated in 1919.
The title is "Wir Toten auf Urlaub". it will be less than 5 min.

I have a PD source on archive.org:
https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_QglKAQAAIAAJ
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