The sound of the end of World War One certainly seems worth trying to play
back. I'll give it a try from the published image (originally the
frontispiece of *America's Munitions, 1917-1918, *which we have in the
library here at Indiana University) and report back on the results --
though I have a feeling that it would take some pretty serious subwoofers
to do the sound-ranging records justice. And no, I had no idea such
equipment existed before it came up on ARSCLIST just now.
On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 2:21 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> Maybe Patrick Feaster will be able to scan and "play" that film snippet.
> -- Tom Fine
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] "Sound" of the end of WWI
> This graphic has been making the rounds at several websites and forums
>> recently. It's from the book "America's Munitions 1917-18" by Benedict
>> Crowell and apparently shows the sound of the end of WWI:
>> From my limited Googling around, this appears to have been created by a
>> military sound ranging system using low frequency microphones that was in
>> development during the War.
>> Are there any more original examples of these recordings that survive in
>> their original form and not as reproductions in books? Patrick Feaster
>> know about this?
>> Randy A. Riddle