Edith Appleton in Bailleul - 22 September, 1915

from Diary of Edith Appleton, 22 Sept. 1915, page 56:

The town is now closed and hundreds and hundreds of troops are passing through on their way up - it is a sickening and heart-rending sight! These long columns of fine, healthy, cheery men march so gaily ot the music of drum and fife bands - but they must know that a great many will not come back and a great many more will be spoilt, with heads smashed, or short of a limb.
cite as

Edith Appleton, Diary of Edith Appleton, 22 Sept. 1915. In Ruth Cowen (ed.), A Nurse at the Front (London, 2013), p. 56. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396630344478 accessed: 22 September, 2017

location of experience: Bailleul

Listeners

Edith Appleton
nurse, QAIMNS nurse
1877-1958

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 September, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:52:24 +0100