[SOLO] Closing In: Marines in the Seizure of Iwo Jima, by Joseph H. Alexander - icequeen

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Post by aeb2468 » March 15th, 2021, 11:53 am

Closing In: Marines in the Seizure of Iwo Jima, by Joseph H. Alexander (1938 - 2014)

Volunteers outside the USA: Joseph H. Alexander died in 2014. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 50 years; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
Sunday, 4 March 1945, marked the end of the second week of the U.S. invasion of Iwo Jima. By this point the assault elements of the 3d, 4th, and 5th Marine Divisions were exhausted, their combat efficiency reduced to dangerously low levels. The thrilling sight of the American flag being raised by the 28th Marines on Mount Suribachi had occurred 10 days earlier, a lifetime on “Sulphur Island.” The landing forces of the V Amphibious Corps (VAC) had already sustained 13,000 casualties, including 3,000 dead. The “front lines” were a jagged serration across Iwo’s fat northern half, still in the middle of the main Japanese defenses. Ahead the going seemed all uphill against a well-disciplined, rarely visible enemy. But the battle was beginning to take its toll on the Japanese garrison as well. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi knew his 109th Division had inflicted heavy casualties on the attacking Marines, yet his own losses had been comparable. The American capture of the key hills in the main defense sector the day before deprived him of his invaluable artillery observation sites. His brilliant chief of artillery, Colonel Chosaku Kaido, lay dying. ...Kuribayashi moved his own command post from the central highlands to a large cave on the northwest coast. The usual blandishments from Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo reached him by radio that afternoon, but Kuribayashi was in no mood for heroic rhetoric. “Send me air and naval support and I will hold the island,” he signalled. “Without them I cannot hold.” (Summary by Joseph H. Alexander)
Source text (please read only from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/49080

Target completion date: 2021-06-15

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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

For the first section, say:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Closing In: Marines in the Seizure of Iwo Jima. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Closing In: Marines in the Seizure of Iwo Jima, by Joseph H. Alexander. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Closing In: Marines in the Seizure of Iwo Jima, by Joseph H. Alexander. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of Closing In: Marines in the Seizure of Iwo Jima, by Joseph H. Alexander."
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Filename: seizureofiwojima_##_alexander_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. seizureofiwojima_01_alexander_128kb.mp3)

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Post by icequeen » March 15th, 2021, 7:09 pm

I can MC this one for you! Back in a moment with your MW!
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Post by icequeen » March 15th, 2021, 7:15 pm

OK, your MW is ready for you! We will wait here a day or two, hopefully we can pick up a DPL while we wait. I have also shortened the file name to something much easier to use.
Ann

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Post by aeb2468 » March 16th, 2021, 4:42 am

Thank you!

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Post by icequeen » March 18th, 2021, 11:46 am

Moving on to Going Solo!
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Post by ColleenMc » March 19th, 2021, 6:43 am

Did you get a DPL? If you haven't I'd like to sign up!

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Post by icequeen » March 19th, 2021, 8:04 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
March 19th, 2021, 6:43 am
Did you get a DPL? If you haven't I'd like to sign up!

Colleen
The job is yours! Thanks Colleen!
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Post by aeb2468 » March 22nd, 2021, 6:40 am

Awesome! Thank you. I'm finishing up another project this week and will be out next week on vacation. I'll start recording audio for this project the week of 5 April.

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Post by ColleenMc » March 24th, 2021, 7:23 am

Perfect, I'm out of town myself right now so I'll be looking forward to getting on this when I get back!

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Post by ColleenMc » April 12th, 2021, 7:37 am

Hi!

I've been away for a couple of weeks but back now and will be getting going on this this week.

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