Christina Keith in Dieppe - 11 November, 1918

from War Classics: The Remarkable Memoir of Scottish Scholar Christina Keith on the Western Front, page 54:

And then work began in real earnest. At least, it would have, if within a week the Armistice had not stepped in. I knew it first by the bonne bursting into my bedroom with the shrill cry ‘1870 is avenged!’ The tumult in the street outside was an echo of her words. A statue of France with a broken sword stood there down in the public square below me, in memory of 1870, and round it all day long surged cheering crowds. The statue itself was smothered in flowers, November though it was. Only the figure of France could be seen standing breast high in a sea of roses. ‘Les voilà, Mlle,' went …   more >>
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Christina Keith, and Flora Johnston (ed.), War Classics: The Remarkable Memoir of Scottish Scholar Christina Keith on the Western Front (Stroud, 2014), p. 54. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1399651207005 accessed: 24 September, 2017

location of experience: Dieppe

Listeners

Christina Keith
academic, classicist, lecturer
1889-1963

Listening to

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Marseillaise

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 November, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Notes

Christina was a lecturer with the British Army's education scheme.


Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 09 May 2014 17:00:07 +0100