Edith Appleton in Tournai - 8 December, 1918

from Diary of Edith Appleton, 8 Dec. 1918, pages 271-272:

This morning was glorious - sunny and clear. Church bells sounded joyful and a train-load of Tommies passed us on their way to Blighty - everything seemed happy. The church parade came our way and we followed them to the garrison church, which is the cinema at other times. The church was packed - there must have been nearly 1,000 men. The music was a good brass band, the padre was a fine fellow, and everything went with a swing, as services up the line usually do. One thing impressed me, although I think it happened more by accident than intention. In the responses before the Venite, the music…   more >>
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Edith Appleton, Diary of Edith Appleton, 8 Dec. 1918. In Ruth Cowen (ed.), A Nurse at the Front (London, 2013), p. 271-272. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397143278944 accessed: 22 September, 2017

location of experience: Tournai

Listeners

Edith Appleton
nurse, QAIMNS nurse
1877-1958

Listening to

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matins

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 December, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:21:19 +0100