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Post by Kitty » April 1st, 2021, 2:21 am

The World’s Story Volume XV: The World War, by Horatio W. Dresser (1866-1954)
This is the last volume of the 15-volume series <i>The World’s Story</i>, originally started by Eva March Tappan. This book, edited by Horatio W. Dresser (1866-1954) deals exclusively with the time of the First World War, the events leading up to it, the battles and war engines, the political and diplomatic background endeavours and the cost - human and monetary - of this War. (Summary by Sonia)
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Post by Kitty » April 1st, 2021, 2:28 am

And we have finally arrived at the last book in the series. 8-)

This is all about World War I. As in the previous books, here is a reminder of the special rules for the entire project:

1) I would like to have the footnotes included. Just put them right after the footnote marker, or wherever you think it fits well.
Say: “Footnote - [read footnote] - End of Footnote”.
This is for pure footnotes, not for the editor's intros. Please read those the way they are written in the text.

2) the explanations to the illustrations will again be included. They have their special sections. Please include every detail from the title, including, painter, time, or whatever is written in the book. Basically everything that is written in the MW. And please also include the line "photograph (or) painting, page xx" at the end of the title.

3) I have noted down in the MW where to read the long LV disclaimer. All sections under 3 pages long can use the short disclaimer. Check the first post on how to read the intros.

Let's bring this entire series to a close. :9:

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Post by alanmapstone » April 1st, 2021, 3:04 am

Initial claim:
4 7 24 29 36 46 57 67 69 71 80 :D
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Post by Kitty » April 1st, 2021, 3:06 am

alanmapstone wrote:
April 1st, 2021, 3:04 am
Initial claim:
4 7 24 29 36 46 57 67 69 71 80 :D
:shock: ok, someone is interested in WWI, I see. Thank you, Alan. You again get the award for first claims ;)

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Post by Availle » April 1st, 2021, 3:15 am

I'd like to read sections 20 and 33.

Nothing on the assassination of the archduke?? :hmm:
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Post by alanmapstone » April 1st, 2021, 3:17 am

Can I add 35?
Growing up I was very aware of both World Wars, the second of which had only just ended. A Great Uncle of mine was killed in the first one. 😾
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Post by Kitty » April 1st, 2021, 3:18 am

Availle wrote:
April 1st, 2021, 3:15 am
I'd like to read sections 20 and 33.
Nothing on the assassination of the archduke?? :hmm:
thank you, Availle...maybe he gets a footnote in one of the chapters :hmm:

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Post by Kitty » April 1st, 2021, 3:21 am

alanmapstone wrote:
April 1st, 2021, 3:17 am
Can I add 35?
Growing up I was very aware of both World Wars, the second of which had only just ended. A Great Uncle of mine was killed in the first one. 😾
I think lots of people were :( and yes, you can have 35 as well.

I was never much a fan of war stories, but I am looking forward to hearing all these chapters.

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Post by ToddHW » April 1st, 2021, 4:27 am

May I read: Section 63 - which is not on page 336 but on 374; Sections 72, 74, 75, 89, 90, and 92?

Re the American Ambulance Field Service in sections 74-75 - years after the war, the surviving American (Ambulance) Field Service folks got together with their French colleagues and formed an international student scholarship exchange program called AFS. They exchanged high school students between the countries, to live with host families for a year to better understand each other's culture, in hopes of a more peaceful future world. The program is still alive and has grown to include many countries around the world: https://afs.org/

I was a student in that program. Being strictly monolingual (to my great discredit - some of you have heard me attempt other languages or even accents other than English and it is not pretty), I was sent to a country that spoke English.

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Post by Kitty » April 1st, 2021, 4:39 am

ToddHW wrote:
April 1st, 2021, 4:27 am
May I read: Section 63 - which is not on page 336 but on 374; Sections 72, 74, 75, 89, 90, and 92?
thank you, Todd :9: and indeed...don't know how the wrong page got in there :oops:
I was a student in that program. Being strictly monolingual (to my great discredit - some of you have heard me attempt other languages or even accents other than English and it is not pretty), I was sent to a country that spoke English.
interesting programme, I've never heard of it. We have some similar exchange programmes here as well. So you couldn't choose the destination ? Which country did you get to spend a year in if I may ask ?

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Post by ToddHW » April 1st, 2021, 4:47 am

New Zealand. Hence you will find that I PL'd a book of Maori Legends in my early days here.

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Post by Kitty » April 1st, 2021, 4:54 am

ToddHW wrote:
April 1st, 2021, 4:47 am
New Zealand. Hence you will find that I PL'd a book of Maori Legends in my early days here.
wow how exotic :9: I know New Zealand only from Xena and Lord of the Rings. The landscape is awesome.

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Post by WiltedScribe » April 1st, 2021, 5:34 am

Hi Sonia!

Would love to be a part of the final volume, so could I claim 15, 25, 32, 50, 79 and 83? :)
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Post by Kitty » April 1st, 2021, 5:36 am

WiltedScribe wrote:
April 1st, 2021, 5:34 am
Would love to be a part of the final volume, so could I claim 15, 25, 32, 50, 79 and 83? :)
thank you, Tomas, sure. You'll be one of the chosen few who have participated in each of the books of this series 8-)

And I think with over 1/3 already claimed, we can straight move to Readers Wanted....

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Post by mightyfelix » April 1st, 2021, 5:55 am

Hurray! What we've all been waiting for!

I'll take 6, 13, 40, and 76. :)

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