Kings, Queens and Pawns: An American Woman at the Front

Mary Roberts RINEHART (1876 - 1958)

A personal account of the American author's visit to Europe in January 1915 while a war correspondent in Belgium for The Saturday Evening Post. She writes: "War is not two great armies meeting in a clash and frenzy of battle. It is much more than that. War is a boy carried on a stretcher, looking up at God's blue sky with bewildered eyes that are soon to close; war is a woman carrying a child that has been wounded by a shell; war is spirited horses tied in burning buildings and waiting for death; war is the flower of a race, torn, battered, hungry, bleeding, up to its knees in icy water; war is an old woman burning a candle before the Mater Dolorosa for the son she has given. For King and Country!" (Summary by MaryAnn and M.R.R.)

Genre(s): War & Military

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 For King and Country Mary in Arkansas
00:04:26
Play 01 Taking a Chance Mary in Arkansas
00:27:01
Play 02 'Somewhere in France' MaryAnn
00:15:59
Play 03 La Panne MaryAnn
00:12:41
Play 04 ' 'Twas a Famous Victory ' Marla Welker
00:23:11
Play 05 A Talk with the King of the Belgians Marla Welker
00:23:42
Play 06 The Cause Mary in Arkansas
00:15:14
Play 07 The Story with an End Denise Nordell
00:12:36
Play 08 The Night Raid on Dunkirk Denise Nordell
00:09:34
Play 09 No Man's Land MaryAnn
00:22:44
Play 10 The Iron Division Mary in Arkansas
00:22:19
Play 11 At the House of the Barrier Pamela Nagami
00:13:46
Play 12 Night in the Trenches James K. White
00:22:59
Play 13 'Wipers' MaryAnn
00:29:30
Play 14 Lady Decie's Story Gnomesb
00:19:29
Play 15 Running the Blockade BettyB
00:21:32
Play 16 The Man of Ypres Pamela Nagami
00:23:16
Play 17 In the Line of the 'Mitrailleuse' Pamela Nagami
00:17:00
Play 18 French Guns in Action James K. White
00:22:06
Play 19 'I Nibble Them' geoffbl
00:07:18
Play 20 Dunkirk: From my Journal geoffbl
00:05:22
Play 21 Tea with the Air-Fighters fzarate
00:15:21
Play 22 The Women at the Front geoffbl
00:12:21
Play 23 The Little 'Sick and Sorry' House Sarah Jennings
00:15:16
Play 24 Flight Sarah Jennings
00:11:40
Play 25 Volunteers and Patriots BettyB
00:07:44
Play 26 A Luncheon at British Headquarters BettyB
00:18:57
Play 27 A Strange Party BettyB
00:11:19
Play 28 Sir John French BettyB
00:12:47
Play 29 Along the Great Bethune Road BettyB
00:15:45
Play 30 The Military Secret BettyB
00:12:37
Play 31 Queen Mary of England Gnomesb
00:27:00
Play 32 The Queen of The Belgians BettyB
00:20:12
Play 33 The Red Badge of Mercy Kathleen Moore
00:17:45
Play 34 In Terms of Life and Death Kathleen Moore
00:08:58
Play 35 The Losing Game BettyB
00:19:09
Play 36 How Americans Can Help BettyB
00:15:00
Play 37 An Army of Children BettyB
00:13:22