First World War Centenary Prose Collection Vol. II


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This collection of non-fiction and fiction pieces is the second volume commemorating the First World War. The majority of the items, all chosen by the readers, are in English, but the collection also includes pieces in French and German.

Please note that some works are still protected by copyright in countries which observe copyright laws based on the author's date of death.

Most items were written during or shortly after the war, but one or two have been included for their relevance in other ways. For more information about each piece, please see this document (PDF format), which also shows the authors' dates of death. (Summary by Ruth Golding) (17 hr 10 min)

Chapters

Verlustliste Nr. 1, 12. August 1914 7:29 Read by Availle
The War and The Churches: Preface and Chapter III - The Apologies Of The Clergy 52:36 Read by Philip Panos
An Meine Völker! 6:55 Read by Julia Niedermaier
Selection from War Letters from a Young Queenslander 26:00 Read by Beth Thomas
Prophets Priests and Kings: The Kaiser 18:39 Read by chocmuse
Apostolischen Schreiber an die im Krieg sich befindenden Völker und ihre Leiter 8:01 Read by DomBombadil
A Diary Without Dates: Chapter 2, part 1 48:02 Read by Maria Kasper
A Diary Without Dates: Chapter 2, part 2 37:46 Read by Maria Kasper
The Glory of the Coming: Chapter 15, Wanted: A Fool-proof War 47:15 Read by Mary in Arkansas
The Glory of the Coming: Chapter 16, Conducting War by Delegation 22:03 Read by Mary in Arkansas
With the Allies: Chapter I, The Germans In Brussels 37:11 Read by Scott Danneker
With the Allies: Chapter 3, The Burning of Louvain 20:49 Read by Scott Danneker
With the Allies: Chapter 4, Paris in Wartime 10:52 Read by Scott Danneker
With the Allies: Chapter 5, The Battle Of Soissons 16:32 Read by Scott Danneker
Rilla of Ingleside: Chapter 4, The Piper Pipes 26:06 Read by Rachel
Rilla of Ingleside: Chapter 5, 'The Sound of a Going' 30:00 Read by Rachel
Rilla of Ingleside: Chapters 32 and 33 20:07 Read by Rachel
The Story of the Great War, Vol. 1, Chapter 20: Assassination of Franz Ferdinan… 18:44 Read by Scott Danneker
The Story of the Great War, Vol. 1, Chapter 21: Serbia's Reply 13:31 Read by Scott Danneker
The Story of the Great War, Vol. 1, Chapter 22: Diplomatic Exchanges 22:11 Read by Scott Danneker
The Story of the Great War, Vol. 1, Chapter 23: Preparation for War 13:43 Read by Scott Danneker
Instructions to the British Soldier 2:06 Read by Chris Pyle
A Scrap of Paper 7:53 Read by Chris Pyle
Extract from Lecture 'How We Stand Now' 3:40 Read by Chris Pyle
Krieg dem Kriege 3:27 Read by DomBombadil
Lettre Ouverte à Gerhart Hauptmann 6:20 Read by Herman Roskams
Prologue to Men, Women And Guns 14:36 Read by NoelBadrian
History Of The American Field Service In France Vol. 1, The Sensation of Night … 13:27 Read by NoelBadrian
Grodek 2:08 Read by Herman Roskams
Harvest 5:07 Read by Winston Tharp
Discours prononcé à la Sorbonne, lors du meeting 'Hommage à l’Arménie' 6:48 Read by Herman Roskams
The Blackest Page of Modern History: Events in Armenia in 1915, Chapter 1 11:55 Read by Ruth Golding
Selection from Letters of a Soldier, 1914-1915 28:03 Read by Beth Thomas
Chapter III: The Liberty Girls from 'Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls' 16:09 Read by Rachel
The Passing of a Zeppelin 26:15 Read by Scott Danneker
The Soul of a Nation (Armistice Day 1920) 22:37 Read by Aaron Walsh
The message of spiritualism in the present crisis; address delivered before the… 24:37 Read by Mary in Arkansas
Mary Postgate 44:38 Read by Tony Addison
Lingo of No Man's Land, part 1 53:49 Read by Maria Kasper
Lingo of No Man's Land, part 2 54:13 Read by Maria Kasper
Ghosts, from 'Tales from a Famished Land' 10:57 Read by Mary in Arkansas
Army Boys on the Firing Line, from 'The Storm of War' 10:28 Read by Scott Danneker
Birds as Messengers from 'Birds and the War' 33:00 Read by Maria Kasper
The Story of the Great War, Vol. 8, Chapter 15: Austria-Hungary and Germany Sur… 15:12 Read by Scott Danneker
Statement to the Court Upon Being Convicted of Violating the Sedition Act 7:57 Read by Winston Tharp
A Selection from 'The Worn Doorstep' 19:13 Read by Mary in Arkansas
Masks and Faces from 'The Happy Hospital' 24:46 Read by Maria Kasper
Merchantmen-At-Arms: Independent Sailings 11:43 Read by Son of the Exiles
The United States Enters the War, Ch. VIII of 'The Little Book of the War' 20:09 Read by Scott Danneker
Warriors of the Paint Brush, Ch. 11 of 'Inventions of the Great War' 24:42 Read by MaryAnn