The World’s Story Volume XV: The World War


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This is the last volume of the 15-volume series The World’s Story, originally started by Eva March Tappan. This book, edited by Horatio W. Dresser (1866-1954) deals exclusively with the time of the First World War, the events leading up to it, the battles and war engines, the political and diplomatic background endeavours and the cost - human and monetary - of this War. - Summary by Sonia (15 hr 44 min)

Chapters

The Cathedral at Rheims, photograph, frontispiece 2:56 Read by Sonia
The World War, Part I. The origin of the war. Historical note 2:33 Read by Sonia
The outbreak of hostilities, by Major F. E. Whitton 13:09 Read by Ezwa
Why did Germany invade Belgium ?, by S. S. McClure 8:13 Read by Ezwa
Belgium's part (1914), by Emile Verhaeren 7:34 Read by Ezwa
The real causes of the war (1914), by Charles W. Eliot 13:36 Read by Devorah Allen
Germany's military masters (1917), by Woodrow Wilson 6:10 Read by Wayne Cooke
The World War, Part II. The gathering of the armies. Historical note 3:11 Read by Wayne Cooke
The training of Kitchener's Mob (1914), by James Norman Hall 13:07 Read by April6090
The first hundred thousand in training (1914), by Ian Hay 9:03 Read by KuyaCarrot
En route with Kitchener's Mob (1915), by James Norman Hall 16:29 Read by April6090
The second German mobilization (1914), by Geoffrey Pyke 6:14 Read by atelo
The World War, Part III. On the Western Front 1914-1915. Historical note 2:47 Read by Devorah Allen
The retreat from Mons (1914), by a British Staff Officer 12:35 Read by Colleen McMahon
A gas attack, photograph p. 62 2:26 Read by Tomas Peter
The battle of the Marne (1914), by Major F. E. Whitton 21:51 Read by Colleen McMahon
The fall of Antwerp (1914), by Horace Green 18:02 Read by Colleen McMahon
A prisoner in Ruhleben (1915), by Geoffrey Pyke 12:17 Read by Colleen McMahon
The battle of the Slag-Heaps (1915), by Ian Hay 14:53 Read by Colleen McMahon
Flame-throwers, photograph p. 100 2:27 Read by Availle
The legion captures a trench (1915), by Edward Morlae 21:03 Read by Jim Locke
The World War, Part IV. On the Western and Italian Fronts 1916-1917. Historical… 2:42 Read by BettyB
The battle of Verdun (1916), by Raoul Blanchard 24:14 Read by janop
The biggest cannon on the Western Front, photograph p. 134 3:02 Read by Alan Mapstone
Caillette Wood, an episode of Verdun 7:28 Read by Tomas Peter
The fight for Montauban, an incident of the battle of the Somme (1916), by Ian … 20:07 Read by Jim Locke
A modern battlefield, photograph p. 148 1:47 Read by April6090
The battle of Messines Ridge (1917) 7:38 Read by akatsu
Charge of the Canadians at Vimy Ridge, photograph p. 162 2:31 Read by Alan Mapstone
The battle of Cambrai (1917), by Philip Gibbs 23:45 Read by EmilioC
The Garibaldi take the Col di Lana, told in Colonel ''Peppino'' Garibaldi's own… 16:42 Read by Jim Locke
The World War, Part V. The Eastern Front. Historical note 2:34 Read by Tomas Peter
Intrenched with the Austrians in Galicia (1914), by Fritz Kreisler 15:17 Read by Availle
The Russian victory at Przemysl (1915), by Bernard Pares 7:02 Read by Piotr Nater
The defeat at Gallipoli (1915), by Sir Ian Hamilton 11:01 Read by Alan Mapstone
Landing under fire at the Dardanelles, photograph p. 204 1:13 Read by Alan Mapstone
A British soldier at Suvla Bay (1915), by John Hargrave 9:25 Read by Brittany Bogle
Bulgaria enters the war (1915), by J. B. W. Gardiner 8:36 Read by Brittany Bogle
From Salonica (1916), by Albert Kinross 13:56 Read by Jim Locke
The World War, Part VI. The War in Asia and Africa. Historical note 2:51 Read by Devorah Allen
The attack on Tsing-Tau (1914), by Jefferson Jones 12:30 Read by Brittany Bogle
Campaigning under Botha (1915), by Cyril Campbell 12:56 Read by KuyaCarrot
General Smuts's campaign in German East Africa (1914-1915), by Cyril Campbell 12:41 Read by Jim Locke
With Maude at the taking of Bagdad (1917), by Arthur T. Clark 16:06 Read by Jim Locke
The British in the Promised Land (1917), by W. T. Massey 11:47 Read by BettyB
''Jerusalem delivered'', photograph p. 266 2:43 Read by Alan Mapstone
The World War, Part VII. Life in the trenches. Historical note 2:15 Read by Piotr Nater
The arrival of Kitchener's Mob (1915), by James Norman Hall 12:46 Read by April6090
The new warfare (1915), by Ian Hay 9:32 Read by Brittany Bogle
A description of trench life, by René Nicolas 7:33 Read by Tomas Peter
The impregnable trenches (1916), by Henry Sheahan 5:58 Read by Piotr Nater
The World War, Part VIII. The fighting machines. Historical note 2:45 Read by Tim811
The machines (1916), by William J. Robinson 30:51 Read by Jim Locke
German prisoners in Ypres, photograph p. 312 2:46 Read by Jim Locke
The machine-gun destroyers (1916), by Louis-Octave Philippe 15:43 Read by Jim Locke
The tanks (1917), by Colonel E. D. Swinton 15:11 Read by Jim Locke
British tanks in action, photograph p. 332 3:12 Read by Alan Mapstone
The World War, Part IX. The work of the Navies. Historical note 2:48 Read by BettyB
The escape of a merchantsman (1914), by Edward Noble 12:00 Read by Colleen McMahon
The Heligoland action (1914), by W. Macneille Dixon 13:35 Read by Jim Locke
The battle of Jutland (1916), by W. Macneille Dixon 21:51 Read by KevinS
The Emden (1914), by Lewis R. Freeman 12:06 Read by Alan Dove
The World War, Part X. The submarines. Historical note 2:34 Read by ToddHW
The sinking of the Lusitania (1915), by Charles E. Lauriat 10:26 Read by Availle
Life in a German submarine (1915), by Freiherrn von Forstner 18:15 Read by Piotr Nater
The work of the British submarines (1914-1917), by W. Macneille Dixon 12:12 Read by Availle
The World War, Part XI. Airplanes and zeppelins. Historical note 2:52 Read by Alan Mapstone
Flying in the war-zone, by Theta 12:50 Read by Availle
A French fighting plane, photograph p. 402 2:40 Read by Alan Mapstone
A zeppelin raid in London (1915), by Lewis R. Freeman 18:10 Read by Wayne Cooke
A great air battle, by a British war correspondent 8:41 Read by Alan Mapstone
The World War, Part XII. The hospital and ambulance services. Historical note 2:04 Read by ToddHW
Behind the Yser (1916), by Maud Mortimer 27:04 Read by Jim Locke
The American ambulance field service (1916), by A. P. A. 4:29 Read by ToddHW
American ambulance-drivers, photograph p. 440 2:22 Read by ToddHW
With ambulance No. 10 (1915), by Leslie Buswell 13:15 Read by Devorah Allen
With an ambulance at Verdun (1916), by William Yorke Stevenson 12:48 Read by EmilioC
Wonders of war surgery (1917) 15:15 Read by April6090
The World War, Part XIII. The Red Cross and the Y.M.C.A. Historical note 2:18 Read by Tomas Peter
The American Red Cross 4:21 Read by Heather Eney
Red Cross rest barracks (1917), by Elizabeth Frazer 8:15 Read by Jim Locke
The Y.M.C.A. at the Front, by Francis B. Sayre, with an introduction by John R.… 20:34 Read by Jim Locke
A Y.M.C.A. Hut ''somewhere in France'', photograph p. 476 2:07 Read by Tomas Peter
The World War, Part XIV. Political and financial problems. Historical note 2:36 Read by Jim Locke
Russia in Revolution (1917), by Paul Wharton 23:54 Read by Jim Locke
Street scene in Petrograd during the Revolution, photograph p. 488 2:11 Read by Sonia
The cost of the war 14:20 Read by Jim Locke
The human cost 14:39 Read by Jim Locke
The World War, Part XV. The entrance of the United States. Historical note 2:21 Read by ToddHW
The war message (1917), by Woodrow Wilson 20:19 Read by ToddHW
With the Americans at the Front (1917), by George Pattullo 16:07 Read by Jim Locke
The President defines America's war aims (1918), by Woodrow Wilson 12:18 Read by ToddHW