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Woman's Experiences in the Great War

Louise Mack

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Genres:

History

Description:

An eye-witness account of the fall of Antwerp to the Germans in the opening months of World War I, Mack’s story has passages of extraordinary vividness and immediacy. Flawed by the most treacly sentiment in some places and the most ferocious anti-German invective in others, her account endures as an uncommonly forthright, passionate testimony to those tragic events and the ordinary people who were the true heroes of them. As a forty-something, coquettish war correspondent wrapped in sable furs and speaking French in her native Australian accent, she seems to have inspired amusement in some observers, but her courage in the face of wartime brutality bordered on suicidal effrontery, as she insisted time after time on having a vantage-point in the most dangerous places at the most dangerous times. Perhaps over-generous to the “little” Belgians (who had not long before this been perpetrators of hideous imperial atrocities themselves), she is able to be honest even about those she admires most, pointing out, for example, the appalling number of spies among the Belgian population and the foibles of those who claimed to be its leaders. There are startling moments in this book, riveting details that could only have been recorded by an eyewitness as audacious and authentic as Mack, no matter her sentimental biases. - Summary by Expatriate

Language:

English

Narrators:

Expatriate

Length:

6h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:49