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Post Posted:: September 25th, 2017, 8:36 am 

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Here is chapter 12 of "At Ypres with Best Dunkley” not too sure if it should be "Off to The Front”?

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/atypreswithbestdunkley_floyd_12_128kbp.mp3

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At Ypres with Best-Dunkley is the collection of extracts from the author's private diary and letters home during the days spent in the Salient and its vicinity, between the Battle of Messines and the Third Battle of Ypres.


Having spent some 25 years in the British Army the acronyms used are entirely familiar to me, however other listeners may find themselves wondering what SAA,MO,NCO etc stand for. The following website gives a very comprehensive list.

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/soldiers/a-soldiers-life-1914-1918/common-british-army-acronyms-and-abbreviations-of-the-first-world-war/

There is a very short poem by Siegfried Sassoon called “The General” has this been done previously,?If not I would like to do it in memory of my grandfather Jack Nessling.

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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2017, 5:22 am 
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Thank you Peter. I'll get this added to the MW as soon as I get back to a computer with a regular mouse.

As to the poem, this is intended as a prose collection. May I suggest the monthly poetry collection for the poem?

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Post Posted:: September 27th, 2017, 3:51 pm 
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mrwemmick wrote:
Here is chapter 12 of "At Ypres with Best Dunkley” not too sure if it should be "Off to The Front”?

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/atypreswithbestdunkley_floyd_12_128kbp.mp3

Duration 23:36

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At Ypres with Best-Dunkley is the collection of extracts from the author's private diary and letters home during the days spent in the Salient and its vicinity, between the Battle of Messines and the Third Battle of Ypres.

Peter,
Back to a normal computer. Gutenberg has this listed as:
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Title: At Ypres with Best-Dunkley

Author: Thomas Hope Floyd

I picked up that, plus the title for chapter 12. Would be interested to learn why you are thinking to call it "Off to the front".
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Post Posted:: September 28th, 2017, 3:35 am 

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MaryAnn

Apologies I was going to do Chapter 1 'Off to the Front' got confused in my dotage!

I was thinking of doing the last chapter 'The Battle of Ypres' it's quite long, but after soloing 'Bleak House' .........

The time frame for completion I believe is 6 months and I have only three chapters left to finish my latest solo.

Any thoughts :hmm:

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Post Posted:: September 28th, 2017, 10:23 am 
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Peter,

Ah I see! Timing is all very flexible. I'll put that chapter in the MW and if you haven't submitted it by the time I'm ready to catalog, I'll PM you and check on status.

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Post Posted:: October 4th, 2017, 2:28 pm 
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Chapter 12 of "At Ypres with Best Dunkley” has been withdrawn as it is not PD for the reader. :(

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Post Posted:: October 16th, 2017, 7:49 am 

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I would like to read Chapter 9 of “Celebrated Spies and Famous Mysteries of the Great War by George Barton. The chapter is entitled “The Romantic Life of the Dutch-Javanese Dancer Who was Shot as a Spy.”

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Post Posted:: October 16th, 2017, 12:41 pm 
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Great Betty. I've added this to the MW.

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Post Posted:: November 1st, 2017, 8:47 pm 

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I’d like to read section XIV “Authors and Soldiers” from

Waiting for Daylight by H. M. Tomlinson
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27246

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Post Posted:: November 3rd, 2017, 4:07 pm 
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Thanks Mary. I've added a place holder to the MW.

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Post Posted:: November 3rd, 2017, 8:16 pm 

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https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/wwi3_dancerspy_barton_bbs_128kb.mp3

Time 20:6

The humble beginnings and tragic ending of one of the world's most famous female spies, Marguerite Gertrude Zelle, or as more widely known, Mata Hari.

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Post Posted:: November 3rd, 2017, 8:37 pm 
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Thank you Betty.
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Post Posted:: November 4th, 2017, 3:19 pm 
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Betty,
Mata Hari is PL OK.
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Post Posted:: November 9th, 2017, 10:09 pm 

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Here is "The Boys", Chapter 3 of A Diary Without Dates by Enid Bagnold (1889 - 1981).
(This is the final chapter, so the entire book is now available, scattered through the three WWI Prose Collections.)
Link to text here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31124

The finished file ran longer than an hour, so I split it into two parts.
Part 1 (length 30:36)
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/wwi3_theboys1_bagnold_mk_128kb.mp3
Part 2 (length 35:17)
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/wwi3_theboys2_bagnold_mk_128kb.mp3

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The Boys, Chapter 3 of A Diary Without Dates by Enid Bagnold (1889 - 1981)
In her first book, A Diary Without Dates, published in 1918, Enid Bagnold drew upon her experiences as a civilian volunteer in Woolwich Hospital during the First World War. In a highly personal, almost stream-of-consciousness style, she offered fragments similar to prose poems, without attempting to place them in a traditionally chronological narrative. These sketches of life in a wartime military hospital combine vivid snapshots of daily life with deeper reflections on human vulnerability to pain, fear, death, and loneliness. Bagnold went on to a long and successful writing career, remembered as the author of National Velvet and The Chalk Garden.

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Post Posted:: November 10th, 2017, 8:36 am 
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Thanks maria, MW updated and I'll listen shortly.
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