Edith Appleton in Le Tréport - 18 October, 1918

from Diary of Edith Appleton, 19 Oct. 1918, page 257:

Last evening I went into town to collect my modified coat. There were huge flags flying and I wondered what on earth - but then I discovered that the people were rejoicing over the retaking of Ostend, Bruges and especially Lille. Little urchins were marching through the town with improvised bands of drums, voices and whistles, and it sounded joyful. Many of the inhabitants here are refugees from places that the Boches invaded.
cite as

Edith Appleton, Diary of Edith Appleton, 19 Oct. 1918. In Ruth Cowen (ed.), A Nurse at the Front (London, 2013), p. 257. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397138854591 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Le Tréport

Listeners

Edith Appleton
nurse, QAIMNS nurse
1877-1958

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 October, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:07:34 +0100