Edith Appleton et al. in Étretat - 17 March, 1916

from Diary of Edith Appleton, 17 Mar. 1916, pages 112-115:

The orderlies of this unit are chiefly Irish and we shall have a glorious time with them today - Saint Patrick's Day. They started by marching down to parade WITH A BAND! And such a band! Whistles and drums playing Irish airs - and at 2 p.m. there is to be a football match, England v Ireland. After that we will draw a veil! ... When the fishermen heard our Irish band it was too much for them and they ran to see what the excitement was all about.... ... The football match ended in a win for us - England 2 - Ireland 1. Patients who were able were allowed to attend the match and 12 Irish …   more >>
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Edith Appleton, Diary of Edith Appleton, 17 Mar. 1916. In Ruth Cowen (ed.), A Nurse at the Front (London, 2013), p. 112-115. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396889741642 accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: Étretat

Listeners

Edith Appleton
nurse, QAIMNS nurse
1877-1958

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 March, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:55:41 +0100