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Hi Patrick:

Maybe you could release a 2x speed version (an octave higher in pitch). Probably still taxing on the 
woofers, but maybe a better idea of the impact of big guns. Back in my newspaper reporter days, I 
covered some heavy weapons demonstrations at Fort Drum, NY. Big guns make big noises, to say the 
least! I was happy to be on the sending end of the business, as opposed to the receiving end.

This brings up a question for the house -- what is the loudest naturally occuring sound as far as 
SPL's -- a massive earthquake, a massive hurricane or tornado, or the thunder after a big nearly 
lightening-to-ground strike (or perhaps the thunder overhead after a big cloud-to-cloud strike)? As 
far as human hearing goes, I'd think thunder would sound loudest, but I wonder if earthquake is most 
SPLs because of the subsonic waves?

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick Feaster" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2015 9:10 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] "Sound" of the end of WWI


> 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.
>
> - Patrick
>
> On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 2:21 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> Maybe Patrick Feaster will be able to scan and "play" that film snippet.
>>
>> -- Tom Fine
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Randy A. Riddle" <
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>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2015 9:18 AM
>> 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:
>>>
>>> http://life.time.com/history/world-war-i-ceasefire-
>>> november-11-1918-graphic/#1
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_ranging#World_War_I
>>>
>>> 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?
>>>
>>> rand
>>>
>>> ______________
>>> Randy A. Riddle
>>> www.coolcatdaddy.com
>>>
>>>
>>>
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