Lay Down Your Arms: The Autobiography of Martha von Tilling


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 1 reviews)

Die Waffen Nieder, in English: Lay Down Your Arms is a fictional biography, which describes four wars from the perspective of a soldier's wife. The response to the book was worldwide; it became popular, and it can be described as the beginning of the peace movements of our times. Von Suttner received the Nobel Peace Prize - she was a candidate since the first award-ceremony (according to Alfred Nobel himself). She foresaw and watched the rise of the First World War, was warning and campaigning against it; but died before the beginning of WW1. Her friend for years, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Alfred Fried, passed on her last words - they were the title of this book and a plea: „Die Waffen nieder! Sag’s vielen... vielen“ “Lay down the arms! Tell it to many... many” - Summary by schrm

"Apart from its value as a work of fiction—great as that is—the book has a transcendent interest for the Society with which I am connected from its bearing on the question of war in general and of the present state of Europe in particular. We (...) are apt to forget how terribly the remembrance of such calamities, and the constant threat of their recurrence, haunt the lives of our Continental brethren. Madame Suttner’s vivid pages will enable those of us who have not seen anything of the ravages of war, or felt the griefs and anxieties of non-combatants, to realise..." Quoted from "translator's preface to the first edition" (Timothy Holmes). (16 hr 54 min)

Chapters

2  Prefaces 7:21 Read by Lynette Caulkins
Chapter 1 - Part 1 15:35 Read by Lynette Caulkins
Chapter 1 - Part 2 19:28 Read by Lynette Caulkins
Chapter 2 - Part 1 10:36 Read by drandall
Chapter 2 - Part 2 13:47 Read by drandall
Chapter 2 - Part 3 7:16 Read by drandall
Chapter 2 - Part 4 10:25 Read by drandall
Chapter 2 - Part 5 8:01 Read by drandall
Chapter 3 - Part 1 9:07 Read by Minnie
Chapter 3 - Part 2 9:58 Read by Minnie
Chapter 3 - Part 3 25:45 Read by Cindy Henkin
Chapter 4 - Part 1 10:32 Read by Cindy Henkin
Chapter 4 - Part 2 17:14 Read by Cindy Henkin
Chapter 4 - Part 3 13:46 Read by Cindy Henkin
Chapter 4 - Part 4 11:50 Read by Cindy Henkin
Chapter 4 - Part 5 10:13 Read by Cindy Henkin
Chapter 5 - Part 1 12:00 Read by Kathrine Engan
Chapter 5 - Part 2 15:05 Read by Kathrine Engan
Chapter 5 - Part 3 24:04 Read by Kathrine Engan
Chapter 5 - Part 4 11:18 Read by Kathrine Engan
Chapter 5 - Part 5 10:42 Read by Kathrine Engan
Chapter 6 - Part 1 11:02 Read by Glenn Turner
Chapter 6 - Part 2 7:02 Read by KevinS
Chapter 6 - Part 3 10:02 Read by embartels
Chapter 6 - Part 4 9:34 Read by Traceyann
Chapter 6 - Part 5 11:32 Read by schrm
Chapter 6 - Part 6 8:29 Read by embartels
Chapter 7 - Part 1 17:18 Read by Jessica Hendra
Chapter 7 - Part 2 17:13 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Chapter 7 - Part 3 10:26 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Chapter 7 - Part 4 7:45 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Chapter 8 - Part 1 21:25 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Chapter 8 - Part 2 9:29 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Chapter 8 - Part 3 12:02 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Chapter 8 - Part 4 10:30 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Chapter 9 - Part 1 13:30 Read by realisticspeakers
Chapter 9 - Part 2 15:45 Read by realisticspeakers
Chapter 9 - Part 3 13:38 Read by realisticspeakers
Chapter 9 - Part 4 10:15 Read by realisticspeakers
Chapter 9 - Part 5 11:25 Read by realisticspeakers
Chapter 10 - Part 1 15:58 Read by Tahirih
Chapter 10 - Part 2 9:22 Read by czandra
Chapter 10 - Part 3 13:16 Read by czandra
Chapter 11 - Part 1 7:57 Read by Katharina21
Chapter 11 - Part 2 9:04 Read by Katharina21
Chapter 11 - Part 3 14:54 Read by Katharina21
Chapter 12 - Part 1 12:23 Read by CassiopeiaSparks
Chapter 12 - Part 2 11:37 Read by CassiopeiaSparks
Chapter 12 - Part 3 11:38 Read by CassiopeiaSparks
Chapter 12 - Part 4 16:00 Read by CassiopeiaSparks
Chapter 12 - Part 5 13:00 Read by CassiopeiaSparks
Chapter 12 - Part 6 16:10 Read by CassiopeiaSparks
Chapter 12 - Part 7 12:18 Read by CassiopeiaSparks
Chapter 13 - Part 1 14:55 Read by Michele Eaton
Chapter 13 - Part 2 13:27 Read by Michele Eaton
Chapter 13 - Part 3 21:31 Read by Michele Eaton
Chapter 14 - Part 1 9:14 Read by VoiceofLandis
Chapter 14 - Part 2 11:49 Read by drandall
Chapter 14 - Part 3 9:17 Read by drandall
Chapter 14 - Part 4 11:46 Read by drandall
Chapter 14 - Part 5 15:41 Read by drandall
Chapter 15 - Part 1 10:19 Read by AllysonSpeaks
Chapter 15 - Part 2 12:56 Read by Barbara
Chapter 15 - Part 3 9:09 Read by KevinS
Chapter 15 - Part 4 22:28 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Chapter 15 - Part 5 16:32 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Chapter 16 - Part 1 10:24 Read by czandra
Chapter 16 - Part 2 15:28 Read by czandra
Chapter 16 - Part 3 18:45 Read by czandra
Chapter 16 - Part 4 7:38 Read by Rapunzelina
Chapter 17 - Part 1 18:43 Read by KevinS
Chapter 17 - Part 2 9:21 Read by KevinS
Chapter 17 - Part 3 7:43 Read by KevinS
Chapter 18 - Part 1 7:31 Read by weezer
Chapter 18 - Part 2 13:01 Read by czandra
Chapter 18 - Part 3 9:54 Read by czandra
Chapter 18 - Part 4 19:27 Read by czandra
Chapter 19 - Part 1 13:27 Read by Philip Erickson
Chapter 19 - Part 2 18:27 Read by Philip Erickson

Reviews

It is Raycyst


(4.5 stars)

Sure,it goes without saying that whitey should lay down his arms. But BIPOCs have experienced historic and systematic oppression at the armed crackers. All these peace movements are sponsored by white females and are designed to get strong BIPOCs to lay down their arms so they may be oppressed by 401k wielding honkies with small penises. A disarmed BIPOC is an enslaved BIPOC. Unless you support armed rebellion and endless wars, sponsored by the world’s woke billionaires, you are a RAYCYST!