First World War Centenary Prose Collection Vol. II


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)

Genre(s): War & Military Fiction, War & Military

Language: Multilingual

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Verlustliste Nr. 1, 12. August 1914 K. u. k. Kriegsministerium Etext Availle
00:07:29 de
Play 02 The War and The Churches: Preface and Chapter III - The Apologies Of The Clergy Joseph Martin McCabe Etext Philip Panos
00:52:36 en
Play 03 An Meine Völker! Kaiser Franz Joseph I Etext Julia Niedermaier
00:06:55 de
Play 04 Selection from War Letters from a Young Queenslander Robert Marshall Allen Etext Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
00:26:00 en
Play 05 Prophets Priests and Kings: The Kaiser Alfred George Gardiner Etext chocmuse
00:18:39 en
Play 06 Apostolischen Schreiber an die im Krieg sich befindenden Völker und ihre Leiter Pope Benedict XV Etext DomBombadil
00:08:01 de
Play 07 A Diary Without Dates: Chapter 2, part 1 Enid Bagnold Etext Maria Kasper
00:48:02 en
Play 08 A Diary Without Dates: Chapter 2, part 2 Enid Bagnold Etext Maria Kasper
00:37:46 en
Play 09 The Glory of the Coming: Chapter 15, Wanted: A Fool-proof War Irvin S. Cobb Etext Mary in Arkansas
00:47:15 en
Play 10 The Glory of the Coming: Chapter 16, Conducting War by Delegation Irvin S. Cobb Etext Mary in Arkansas
00:22:03 en
Play 11 With the Allies: Chapter I, The Germans In Brussels Richard Harding Davis Etext Scott Danneker
00:37:11 en
Play 12 With the Allies: Chapter 3, The Burning of Louvain Richard Harding Davis Etext Scott Danneker
00:20:49 en
Play 13 With the Allies: Chapter 4, Paris in Wartime Richard Harding Davis Etext Scott Danneker
00:10:52 en
Play 14 With the Allies: Chapter 5, The Battle Of Soissons Richard Harding Davis Etext Scott Danneker
00:16:32 en
Play 15 Rilla of Ingleside: Chapter 4, The Piper Pipes Lucy Maud Montgomery Etext Rachel
00:26:06 en
Play 16 Rilla of Ingleside: Chapter 5, 'The Sound of a Going' Lucy Maud Montgomery Etext Rachel
00:30:00 en
Play 17 Rilla of Ingleside: Chapters 32 and 33 Lucy Maud Montgomery Etext Rachel
00:20:07 en
Play 18 The Story of the Great War, Vol. 1, Chapter 20: Assassination of Franz Ferdinand - Austria's Ultimatum Various Etext Scott Danneker
00:18:44 en
Play 19 The Story of the Great War, Vol. 1, Chapter 21: Serbia's Reply Various Etext Scott Danneker
00:13:31 en
Play 20 The Story of the Great War, Vol. 1, Chapter 22: Diplomatic Exchanges Various Etext Scott Danneker
00:22:11 en
Play 21 The Story of the Great War, Vol. 1, Chapter 23: Preparation for War Various Etext Scott Danneker
00:13:43 en
Play 22 Instructions to the British Soldier Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener Etext Chris Pyle
00:02:06 en
Play 23 A Scrap of Paper David Lloyd George Etext Chris Pyle
00:07:53 en
Play 24 Extract from Lecture 'How We Stand Now' Gilbert Murray Etext Chris Pyle
00:03:40 en
Play 25 Krieg dem Kriege Kurt Tucholsky Etext DomBombadil
00:03:27 de
Play 26 Lettre Ouverte à Gerhart Hauptmann Romain Rolland Etext Herman Roskams
00:06:20 fr
Play 27 Prologue to Men, Women And Guns Sapper Etext NoelBadrian
00:14:36 en
Play 28 History Of The American Field Service In France Vol. 1, The Sensation of Night Driving Robert W. Imbrie Etext NoelBadrian
00:13:27 en
Play 29 Grodek Georg Trakl Etext Herman Roskams
00:02:08 de
Play 30 Harvest John Galsworthy Etext Winston Tharp
00:05:07 en
Play 31 Discours prononcé à la Sorbonne, lors du meeting 'Hommage à l’Arménie' Anatole France Etext Herman Roskams
00:06:48 fr
Play 32 The Blackest Page of Modern History: Events in Armenia in 1915, Chapter 1 Herbert Adams Gibbons Etext Ruth Golding
00:11:55 en
Play 33 Selection from Letters of a Soldier, 1914-1915 Eugène Emmanuel Lemercier Etext Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
00:28:03 en
Play 34 Chapter III: The Liberty Girls from 'Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls' L. Frank Baum Etext Rachel
00:16:09 en
Play 35 The Passing of a Zeppelin Lewis R. Freeman Etext Scott Danneker
00:26:15 en
Play 36 The Soul of a Nation (Armistice Day 1920) Philip Gibbs Etext Aaron Walsh
00:22:37 en
Play 37 The message of spiritualism in the present crisis; address delivered before the National Spiritualist Association of America, October 22, 1919, at Pittsburgh, Pa Elizabeth Harlow-Goetz Etext Mary in Arkansas
00:24:37 en
Play 38 Mary Postgate Rudyard Kipling Etext Tony Addison
00:44:38 en
Play 39 Lingo of No Man's Land, part 1 Lorenzo Napoleon Smith Etext Maria Kasper
00:53:49 en
Play 40 Lingo of No Man's Land, part 2 Lorenzo Napoleon Smith Etext Maria Kasper
00:54:13 en
Play 41 Ghosts, from 'Tales from a Famished Land' Edward Eyre Hunt Etext Mary in Arkansas
00:10:57 en
Play 42 Army Boys on the Firing Line, from 'The Storm of War' Homer Randall Etext Scott Danneker
00:10:28 en
Play 43 Birds as Messengers from 'Birds and the War' Sir Hugh Steuart Gladstone Etext Maria Kasper
00:33:00 en
Play 44 The Story of the Great War, Vol. 8, Chapter 15: Austria-Hungary and Germany Surrender Various Etext Scott Danneker
00:15:12 en
Play 45 Statement to the Court Upon Being Convicted of Violating the Sedition Act Eugene V. Debs Etext Winston Tharp
00:07:57 en
Play 46 A Selection from 'The Worn Doorstep' Margaret P. Sherwood Etext Mary in Arkansas
00:19:13 en
Play 47 Masks and Faces from 'The Happy Hospital' Ward Muir Etext Maria Kasper
00:24:46 en
Play 48 Merchantmen-At-Arms: Independent Sailings David William Bone Etext Son of the Exiles
00:11:43 en
Play 49 The United States Enters the War, Ch. VIII of 'The Little Book of the War' Eva March Tappan Etext Scott Danneker
00:20:09 en
Play 50 Warriors of the Paint Brush, Ch. 11 of 'Inventions of the Great War' Alexander Russell Bond Etext MaryAnn
00:24:42 en