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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