Edmund Blunden in Ypres Salient - December, 1916

from Undertones of War, page 151:

For two or three days we stayed here, in the remarkable line of shelters on the embankment of that drowsy canal [the Yser Canal], and working parties and wanderings were all that happened. Machine-guns did homage to Night, and that was almost the only unrest. A spy was reported to be lurking about some bricks called Wilson Farm, but nobody could catch him; and from company headquarters and cook-houses one heard such cheerful singings and improvisations as seemed to hail the Salient as the garden of Adonis.
cite as

Edmund Blunden, Undertones of War (Harmondsworth, 1982), p. 151. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1395332831862 accessed: 20 September, 2017

location of experience: Ypres Salient

Listeners

Edmund Blunden
university teacher, Poet
1896-1974

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:27:12 +0000