[COMPLETE]A History of the Great War (vol.1) by John Buchan - icequeen

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Post by Rapunzelina » April 11th, 2021, 5:39 am

PL OK!

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Post by DavidReader » April 12th, 2021, 9:28 pm

I throw myself onto the finishing line, and here they are:

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/historyofthegreatwarvolumeone_46_buchan_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/historyofthegreatwarvolumeone_47_buchan_128kb.mp3

Now, I can rest in peace...But wait, I still have the cover design...

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Post by Rapunzelina » April 13th, 2021, 1:18 am

These are both PL OK

Congratulations on completing this book!

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Post by icequeen » April 13th, 2021, 8:56 pm

DavidReader wrote:
April 12th, 2021, 9:28 pm
I throw myself onto the finishing line, and here they are:

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/historyofthegreatwarvolumeone_46_buchan_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/historyofthegreatwarvolumeone_47_buchan_128kb.mp3

Now, I can rest in peace...But wait, I still have the cover design...

Sorry, I need a summary, too!
Ann

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Post by DavidReader » April 14th, 2021, 8:13 pm

Hi Ann
Yes, I shall do so.

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Post by DavidReader » April 30th, 2021, 8:43 pm

Hi Ann,
This is the summary of the project:
[This is the first of a four-volume history of the First World War, covering the period from its outbreak in the summer of 1914 to the campaign in Neuve Chapelle of March 1915. The author, John Buchan, was most widely known as the writer of the spy-thriller, The Thirty-Nine Steps; and he was also a politician and a diplomat. According to the writer in his preface, this work appeared originally in twenty-four volumes between February 1915 and July 1919, and was thus partially contemporaneous with the war itself. The volume starts with the triggering event, i.e., the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand; then the author gave a general background of the world's political and social situations that contributed to the more deep-rooted cause to the final showdown between the antagonistic powers. For the rest of the volume, the author narrated, in a chronological fashion, the major individual battles that had been fought; and the gradual escalation of the armed conflicts that were to spread ultimately to almost every part of the world. Details were given to the relative power and military preparation of each belligerent in an emerging battle, the topography of the battle theatre, a blow-by-blow account of the actual fighting, and the strategical significance of its aftermath. There are also interluding chapters to take stock of the overall situation after a series of major campaigns had been played out. In general, the author took a rather formal approach by describing the war from a more macroscopic level, packed with factual details, but from the perspective of a patriotic British national.]

While I was working with the summary, I discovered something that I have not noticed before: The initial text that I have been based for my recording all along, i.e., <https://archive.org/details/historyofgreatwa01buch>, contained an introduction chapter that was not found in the subsequent text <https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.210313> that I have shifted to since there are two pages missing in the former text. Therefore, should both texts be cited in the "Text source" entry?

This is the link to the zip file of the cover design I have uploaded:
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/historyofgreatwar_2105.zip

Please check if it is in order, thanks.

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Post by icequeen » April 30th, 2021, 8:57 pm

Thank you for the summary, David! I have put that on the project page, along with the extra text link, it is definitely best to include that text since you did use it for the intro. As far as the zip for the cover, when the project is deriving, I will paste that link in a post in the cover makers thread. If there is anything wrong with it, they will let you know there. I don't have anything to do with cover making, so I have no clue if there is anything right or wrong with your work.

With all that said, we are off to the catalog!
Ann

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Post by DavidReader » May 1st, 2021, 12:03 am

Hi Ann and Rapunzelina,
Thank you Ann for your coordination work in this project, otherwise it cannot be as smooth as it is. You step in just at the right time to iron things out. Big thanks to Rapunzelina for your conscientious, diligent and efficient proofreading work for my recordings, I could not ask for more. :thumbs:
With best wishes.

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Post by icequeen » May 1st, 2021, 5:58 pm

You are very welcome! About your cover, everything looks good, but they are asking for the source for the picture or drawing.
Ann

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Post by icequeen » May 1st, 2021, 8:11 pm

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/a-history-of-the-great-war-volume-one-by-john-buchan/


Great job, David and Rapunzelina! :clap: :clap:
Ann

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Post by DavidReader » May 3rd, 2021, 9:02 pm

It is so nice to see at last that the project sees the light of day!
As for the source of the picture/drawing, believe it or not, it is really done by me; I draw it using pencils from a photo that I have taken of a spent shell casing that had a flower pattern carved on its surface (probably by a soldier who had done it during a lull of bombardment in the trenches?).

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Post by icequeen » May 3rd, 2021, 9:21 pm

DavidReader wrote:
May 3rd, 2021, 9:02 pm
It is so nice to see at last that the project sees the light of day!
As for the source of the picture/drawing, believe it or not, it is really done by me; I draw it using pencils from a photo that I have taken of a spent shell casing that had a flower pattern carved on its surface (probably by a soldier who had done it during a lull of bombardment in the trenches?).

I was wondering if you had done that drawing! Great job!
Ann

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