Arthur Stockwin | Thirty-Odd Feet Below Belgium

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Thirty-Odd Feet Below Belgium

by Arthur Stockwin

The love letters of the first world war between officer Geoffrey Boothby and Edith Ainscow, full of the sensitivity and dynamism of youth face to face with the cruelty and inhumanity of war, are beuatifully dramatised in this recording.
Genre: Spoken Word: Audiobook
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1. Introduction (feat. London Early Opera, Rufus Wright & Anna Francolini)
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3:57 album only
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2. Geoff: February 7 1915 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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2:19 album only
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3. Geoff: February 13 1915 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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3:00 album only
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4. Geoff: February 19 1915 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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3:41 album only
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5. Geoff: March 3 1915 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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1:22 album only
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6. Geoff: March 29 1915 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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1:32 album only
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7. Geoff: May 3 1915 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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1:41 album only
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8. Geoff: June 3 1915 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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2:54 album only
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9. Geoff: June 19 1915 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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2:35 album only
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10. Geoff: July 11 1915 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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2:50 album only
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11. Geoff: July 26 1915 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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2:25 album only
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12. Geoff: August 11 1915 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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2:45 album only
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13. Geoff: August 24/26 1915 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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2:24 album only
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14. Geoff: September 14 1915 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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2:46 album only
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15. Geoff: September 27 1915 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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3:27 album only
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16. Geoff: October 13 1915 (feat. Rufus Wright)
Arthur Stockwin
3:35 album only
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17. Geoff: November 4 1915 (feat. Rufus Wright)
Arthur Stockwin
3:02 album only
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18. Geoff: November 27 1915 (feat. Rufus Wright)
Arthur Stockwin
3:37 album only
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19. Edith: December 11 1915 (feat. Anna Francolini)
Arthur Stockwini
3:58 album only
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20. Geoff: December 21 1915 (feat. Rufus Wright)
Arthur Stockwin
4:02 album only
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21. Edith: January 1 1916 (feat. Anna Francolini)
Arthur Stockwin
5:05 album only
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22. Geoff: January 1 1916 (feat. Rufus Wright)
Arthur Stockwin
2:13 album only
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23. Geoff: January 22 1916 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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1:47 album only
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24. Edith: January 23 1916 (feat. Anna Francolini)
Arthur Stockwin
3:03 album only
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25. Edith: January 26 1916 (feat. London Early Opera & Anna Francolini)
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2:19 album only
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26. Geoff: February 3 1916 (feat. London Early Opera & Rufus Wright)
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2:40 album only
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27. Geoff: February 19 1916 (feat. Rufus Wright)
Arthur Stockwin
2:23 album only
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28. Edith: February 27 1915 (feat. Anna Francolini)
Arthur Stockwin
3:44 album only
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29. Edith February 27 1915 (2) (feat. Anna Francolini)
Arthur Stockwin
0:38 album only
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30. Geoff: March 8 1916 (feat. Rufus Wright)
Arthur Stockwin
4:06 album only
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31. Geoff: March 20 1916 (feat. Rufus Wright)
Arthur Stockwin
2:38 album only
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32. Edith: March (?)1916 (feat. Anna Francolini)
Arthur Stockwin
1:19 album only
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33. Geoff: March 23 1916 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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1:22 album only
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34. Edith: March 29 1916 (feat. Anna Francolini)
Arthur Stockwin
3:10 album only
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35. Edith: March 31 1916 (feat. Anna Francolini)
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0:44 album only
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36. Geoff: April 1 1916 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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2:44 album only
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37. Geoff: April 19 1916 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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1:57 album only
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38. Geoff: April 24 1916 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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0:17 album only
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39. Edith: April 27 1916 (feat. Anna Francolini)
Arthur Stockwin
5:13 album only
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40. Geoff: April 27 1916 (feat. Rufus Wright)
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0:29 album only
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41. Edith May 4 1916 (feat. London Early Opera & Anna Francolini)
Arthur Stockwin
1:20 album only
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42. Major J M Bliss May (?)1916 (feat. Gordon Griffin)
Arthur Stockwin
1:18 album only
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43. 2nd Lieut. Alex Wilson May (?)1916 (feat. Glen McCready)
Arthur Stockwin
3:19 album only
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44. The Aftermath
Arthur Stockwin
0:18 album only
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45. Edith's Future (feat. Anna Francolini)
Arthur Stockwin
2:47 album only
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46. Meeting Geoff's Mother
Arthur Stockwin
2:11 album only
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47. Edith's Brother Arthur & 1st Letter (feat. Charles Armstrong & Anna Francolini)
Arthur Stockwin
4:53 album only
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48. Arthur Ainscow May 13 1950 (feat. Anna Francolini, London Early Opera & Charles Armstrong)
Arthur Stockwin
4:31 album only
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49. Discovering the Letters
Arthur Stockwin
5:37 album only
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50. Journey to Ypres December 2004 (feat. Rufus Wright, Rachael Duffy & London Early Opera)
Arthur Stockwin
5:24 album only
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51. Rhapsody, from a Shropshire Lad (feat. London Early Opera)
Arthur Stockwin
7:19 $1.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
When Geoffrey Boothby was seconded to the Royal Engineers in 1915, he was twenty and Edith Ainscow was seventeen. They had spent only four days together before Geoffrey was sent to the Front and the subterranean struggle below the Ypres Salient, in tunnels that were narrow, dark, flooded, and in deadly danger from the German workings close by.

During the next 18 months, while their letters passed to a fro, they fell in love.

As Edith wrote her last letter, in May 1916, Geoffrey was due for leave: ‘I can’t really believe that you’re coming yet but I hope and hope and hope. Do, do be careful just for one week . . .’

Arthur Stockwin, Professorial Fellow of St Anthony’s College, Oxford, recently retired from the Directorship of the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies. He was astonished to find this correspondence, cherished by his late mother since she lost her sweetheart ninety years ago.

“The events dramatised in the recording are now nearly a century old. The letters between Geoffrey and Edith, full of the sensitivity and dynamism of youth face to face with the cruelty and inhumanity of war, come down to us through the years as though time had stood still. Our sadness at the outcome is compounded by the fact that a hundred years later wars are still poisoning societies and destroying young people's lives.”
Arthur Stockwell

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