Stories of the Ships


Read by David Wales

(5 stars; 11 reviews)

While most associate the "Great War" with trenches, barbed wire, machine guns, and poison gas, ships played roles in the military at the beginning of the 20th century. Stories of the Ships is a 1919 collection of accounts described in the first person by those who fought battles on the sea during World War I. It gives the listener a more complete account of the conflicts that defined the most costly war in history. Lewis Ransome Freeman (1878 – 1960) was an American explorer, journalist and war correspondent who wrote over twenty books chronicling his many travels, as well as numerous articles. He became a lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1917-18. He was a correspondent attached to the Grand Fleet late in the war, and was a staff member for the Inter-Allied Naval Armistice Commission which traveled to Germany in 1918. (Summary by Jeffery Smith and David Wales) (7 hr 42 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 Stories Of The Ships. Section 1 The Story Of The Cornwall: Plymou… 41:54 Read by David Wales
Chapter 1 Stories Of The Ships. Section 2 The Story Of The Cornwall: The Ba… 40:25 Read by David Wales
Chapter 1 Stories Of The Ships. Section 3 The Story Of The Sydney: The Sig… 50:18 Read by David Wales
Chapter 1 Stories Of The Ships. Section 4 The Story Of The Sydney: Naval H… 32:35 Read by David Wales
Chapter 2 Life In The Fleet. Section 1 A Battleship At Sea 38:28 Read by David Wales
Chapter 2 Life In The Fleet. Section 2 A North Sea Sweep 46:17 Read by David Wales
Chapter 2 Life In The Fleet. Section 3 A Visit To The British Fleet 19:35 Read by David Wales
Chapter 2 Life In The Fleet. Section 4 The Health Of The Fleet 14:57 Read by David Wales
Chapter 2 Life In The Fleet. Section 5 Economy In The Grand Fleet 24:58 Read by David Wales
Chapter 2 Life In The Fleet. Section 6 Christmas in A ‘Happy’ Ship 13:28 Read by David Wales
Chapter 2 Life In The Fleet. Section 7 In A Balloon Ship 21:46 Read by David Wales
Chapter 2 Life In The Fleet. Section 8 Coaling The Grand Fleet 27:11 Read by David Wales
Chapter 2 Life In The Fleet. Section 9 The Stokers 20:36 Read by David Wales
Chapter 3 America Arrives. Section 1 The U.S. Navy 18:57 Read by David Wales
Chapter 3 America Arrives. Section 2 ‘Getting Together’: How The Officers… 14:30 Read by David Wales
Chapter 3 America Arrives. Section 3 ‘Getting Together’: What The British… 17:22 Read by David Wales
Chapter 3 America Arrives. Section 4 ‘Getting Together’: What The America… 19:36 Read by David Wales

Reviews

Byron....you had affected me in the same way.


(5 stars)

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