The Five Nations Vol I

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Rudyard Kipling was the first English recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature and the youngest at the time to be so rewarded. His children’s stories and poems have been enduring expressions of his times, many tied to India, the country of his birth.

Five Nations is a collection of poems covering the wide range of the British Kingdom at the time, though there is some debate as to what the Five Nations refer. There are two groups of poems in these volumes, unnamed poems and the service poems. Many of these have military themes and range over many wars of the British Empire. (Summary by Larry Wilson) (1 hr 33 min)


Dedication 1:31 Read by Larry Wilson
The Sea and the Hills 2:40 Read by Larry Wilson
The Bell Buoy 3:47 Read by Adrian Stephens
Cruisers 3:23 Read by Adrian Stephens
The Destroyers 3:35 Read by Adrian Stephens
White Horses 3:37 Read by Adrian Stephens
The Second Voyage 2:40 Read by Adrian Stephens
The Dykes 3:51 Read by zanap
The Song of Diego Valdez 4:28 Read by zanap
The Broken Men 2:48 Read by zanap
The Feet of the Young Men 5:21 Read by zanap
Truce of the Bear 4:31 Read by zanap
The Old Men 3:07 Read by Shashank Jakhmola
The Explorer 6:30 Read by Shashank Jakhmola
The Wage-Slaves 3:21 Read by Shashank Jakhmola
The Burial 1:51 Read by Shashank Jakhmola
General Joubert 1:19 Read by nighthawks
The Palace 2:18 Read by Larry Wilson
Sussex 3:54 Read by Kelly Gawne
Song of the Wise Children 2:14 Read by Adrian Stephens
Buddha at Kamakura 3:38 Read by Stefan Von Blon
The White Man's Burden 2:59 Read by nighthawks
Pharaoh and the Sergeant 3:31 Read by Kelly Gawne
Our Lady of the Snows 2:22 Read by April6090
'Et Dona Ferentes' 3:16 Read by Vinny Seeram
Kitchener's School 3:14 Read by Vinny Seeram
The Young Queen 5:02 Read by Dafni Ma
Rimmon 2:28 Read by Kelly Gawne