Edmund Blunden in Département Pas-de-Calais - 1916

from Undertones of War, pages 53-54:

... [O]ne evening I was ordered away to take charge of the equipment of a bombing school near a little place called Paradis... The school had been held in the outbuildings of a château ... I saw myself beginning a holiday in the château, the owner of which still lived in it. A courteous and conversational man he was.... Evenings were spent in the drawing-room, where the widower's two daughters would sing and talk sweetly; the younger of them, pale with an illness, was in love with another officer who on some business like mine was billeted in the house.I did not think he was in love with …   more >>
cite as

Edmund Blunden, Undertones of War (Harmondsworth, 1982), p. 53-54. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1395310729657 accessed: 24 November, 2017

location of experience: Département Pas-de-Calais

Listeners

Edmund Blunden
university teacher, Poet
1896-1974

Experience Information

Date/Time 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:18:49 +0000