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My LibriVox recordings & my reading journal (solo Litblog).


The Red Cross Spirit Speaks by John H. Finley

LibriVox logoBritish Legion PoppyLibriVox readers bring you 19 recordings of The Red Cross Spirit Speaks by John Huston Finley (1863-1940)

This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 4th to November 11th, 2012.

At this time of year, all around the world, we remember the fallen and those who served their countries in time of war and other calamity. This poem reminds us of the dedication of the Red Cross, and the comfort they brought and, together with the Red Crescent, still bring, to the wounded, dying and distressed. John Huston Finley headed the Red Cross Commission in Palestine during the First World War.

http://www.archive.org/download/redcross_spirit_1211_librivox/redcross_finley_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=2m 16s (mp3@64kb)

 
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To a Dog by John Jay Chapman

LibriVox logoBritish Legion PoppyLibriVox volunteers bring you 22 recordings of To a Dog by John Jay Chapman (1862-1933), published in 1917. This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 30th to November 13th 2011, to mark this year’s festivals of remembrance.

Chapman’s son Victor was the first American pilot to lose his life in aerial combat, while serving with the Escadrille Américaine in the First World War. This poem tells of the heartbreak of a bereaved father; the sentiment, though attributed to the son’s dog, is familiar to all who have lost someone they loved, in peace or war. (Introduction by Ruth Golding)

http://www.archive.org/download/toadog_1111_librivox/toadog_chapman_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 28s (mp3@64kb)

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In Memoriam by Ewart Alan Mackintosh

LibriVox logoBritish Legion PoppyLibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of In Memoriam by Ewart Alan Mackintosh (1893-1917). This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 7th – November 14th, 2010.

This week’s poem has been chosen for this time of remembrance. Lieutenant Ewart Alan Mackintosh M.C. was a war poet and an officer in the Seaforth Highlanders. His best poetry has been said to be comparable in quality to that of Rupert Brooke. In 1916 he led a raid in which several of his men were killed, one of whom inspired this poem. Mackintosh was himself killed on 21 November 1917.
http://www.archive.org/download/inmemoriam_1011_librivox/inmemoriam_mackintosh_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=2m 32s (mp3@64kb)

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