COMPLETE: WORLD WAR I--AEF--Our Army at the Front by Heywood Broun -jo

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Post by DrPGould » April 29th, 2018, 8:18 pm

Our Army at the Front by Heywood Broun (1888 - 1939).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/our-army-at-the-front-by-heywood-broun/

During the US deployment in Europe in the final years of the Great War (WWI), the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) was accompanied by notable New York Tribune war correspondent, Heywood Broun. Although Broun better known (and remembered) as a sports writer, drama critic, journalist and social reformer, and not least as a member of the Algonquin Round Table, with such wits as Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley, his writing of the activities of the AEF as it helped defeat the Central Powers in the war provides a unique perspective, including a view of the international interaction between the Americans and their European allies.
The work concludes by reprinting the initial report to the Secretary of Defense by American General John J. (Black Jack) Pershing who was the commander of the AEF, and contains detailed information regarding the level of the US effort and something of the obstacles which had to be overcome for the AEF efforts to be successful. (Dr.PGould)
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      Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/War & Military; *Non-fiction/History /Modern (20th C)

      Keywords that describe the book: World War I, american expeditionary force, heywood broun

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Post by DrPGould » April 29th, 2018, 8:24 pm

To all who visit this board, welcome. This often overlooked work highlights Heywood Broun's talents as a war correspondent for the NY Tribune, attached to the AEF in Europe during the "Great War" (WWI). I am delighted that Lynda has agreed to be our DPL, and know that we will have a talented MC along in a bit.

Some of these sections may contain a phrase or two in French or German. Do not be intimidated...do the best you can with the pronunciation. (My French is horribly fractured, and it's better than my German). Read ahead with confidence and good things will happen.

If you have any questions regarding the project, please do not hesitate to ask. We're looking for a number of energetic readers!

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 29th, 2018, 8:40 pm

I don't know about talented, but I can MC for you, Philip. MW will be up shortly. :)
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Post by DrPGould » April 29th, 2018, 9:42 pm

Jo:

Thanks so much for MC-ing this. I'm delighted that you have "signed on" to this project (I just knew we'd get a talented MC :clap:).
I'll get the MW filled in so we can get the project off the ground.

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by DrPGould » April 29th, 2018, 9:56 pm

Jo:

The MW is filled in. I guess we're ready for readers!

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by BettyB » April 30th, 2018, 6:04 am

May I claim 10 and 15...


BettyB

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Post by DrPGould » April 30th, 2018, 7:34 am

BettyB:

Welcome to the project! Sections 10 and 15 are yours! Enjoy!

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by mrwemmick » May 1st, 2018, 1:53 am

Philip

I have just finished another solo "Ripping Yarn" and taking into consideration the year (1918-2018) and my 25 yrs in the army this will make pleasant contrast.

May I claim Chapters 8 and 9 ?

Peter
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Post by DrPGould » May 1st, 2018, 7:17 am

Peter:

Welcome to the Project! Chapters 8 & 9 are yours!

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by mrwemmick » May 2nd, 2018, 6:55 am


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Post by DrPGould » May 2nd, 2018, 7:55 am

Peter:

Many thanks for Section 8. It is in the MW and Ready for PL.

Philip
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Post by Delmar H Dolbier » May 2nd, 2018, 8:05 pm

May I read Section One?

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Post by Lmnei » May 2nd, 2018, 8:39 pm

mrwemmick wrote:
May 2nd, 2018, 6:55 am
Chapter 08 for PL

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/ourarmyatthefront_08_broun_128kb.mp3

Duration 11:55

Peter
Hi Peter -

Section 8 is PL OK

Only feedback is that there is an occasional beep noise that happens in the background and sometimes it sounds like a radio or TV is on. Just something to be aware of for future recordings.

Lynda

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Post by DrPGould » May 2nd, 2018, 9:53 pm

Delmar:

Welcome to the project. Section 1 is yours!

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by DrPGould » May 2nd, 2018, 9:53 pm

Linda:

Thanks for your PL.

Philip
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