Edmund Blunden in Mont des Cats - at the end of 1917

from Undertones of War, pages 231-232:

The signalling school was two miles from...[the] monastery [of Mont des Cats], on high ground, whence in the best light Ypres was easily seen.... The professors were not perfect, I suspect, in those theories to which they drew our attention by the hour, but at any rate they were excellent operators, and useful throaty vocalists at the concert hut in the evenings. Probably the underlying cause of the numberless "schools" in the B.E.F. [British Expeditionary Force] at this time was as much the desire to give officers and men a rest as to instruct them.
cite as

Edmund Blunden, Undertones of War (Harmondsworth, 1982), p. 231-232. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1395336335747 accessed: 24 September, 2017

location of experience: Mont des Cats


Edmund Blunden
university teacher, Poet

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1917
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:25:35 +0000