Edith Appleton in Le Tréport - 12 November, 1918

from Diary of Edith Appleton, 12 Nov. 1918, page 263:

Peace! Thank God for that! It feels very queer too, as if your elastic had snapped.... Evidently the folk everywhere had heard the news and French girls were embracing Tommies, and French children blew kisses to us as we passed. French soldiers waved ecstatically, and looked as if for two pins, or if we were not going so fast, they would climb aboard and kiss us…. [T]he whole place had gone stark mad, with flags of all nations flying everywhere and sirens blowing. All the bands turned out and processed along the camp, with convalescent patients and oddments of French following.
cite as

Edith Appleton, Diary of Edith Appleton, 12 Nov. 1918. In Ruth Cowen (ed.), A Nurse at the Front (London, 2013), p. 263. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397141309145 accessed: 21 September, 2017

location of experience: Le Tréport

Listeners

Edith Appleton
nurse, QAIMNS nurse
1877-1958

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 November, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:48:29 +0100