Edith Appleton et al. in Étretat - 1 October, 1916

from Diary of Edith Appleton, 1 Oct. 1916, page 194:

As before when I had the German patients, the whole population of Étretat turned out to see them carried in (37 were on stretchers), and they made themselves such a nuisance that I closed the ground-floor shutters. The youth of Étretat have been parading in front of the house, whistling and singing the ‘Marseillaise’ for the benefit of the Germans, and our own people are as bad. I find bunches of strange orderlies gazing at them, and I make myself thoroughly unpleasant and banish the lot. I’m not going to keep a peep-show. If they want to see Germans, I tell them to join an infantry …   more >>
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Edith Appleton, Diary of Edith Appleton, 1 Oct. 1916. In Ruth Cowen (ed.), A Nurse at the Front (London, 2013), p. 194. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397041065704 accessed: 23 September, 2017

location of experience: Étretat

Listeners

Edith Appleton
nurse, QAIMNS nurse
1877-1958

Listening to

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Marseillaise

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 October, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:57:45 +0100