Christina Keith in Dieppe - 31 November, 1918

from War Classics: The Remarkable Memoir of Scottish Scholar Christina Keith on the Western Front, page 73:

As we walked back from luncheon, the Leader told me a padre would arrive to conduct the service in the Hut that night. Now padres — bar one — are the only ‘duds’ I ever struck in France.This one was harmless. I was conducted to a seat in the front row, beside the Hut Leader, and the men were told they might choose the hymns.They had come in, mud-soaked and fresh from the horses, and were sitting patiently but wearily round. It was perhaps natural, I reflected, that they should choose ‘Days and Moments Quickly Flying’ but I only really understood the reason when we came to the …   more >>
cite as

Christina Keith, and Flora Johnston (ed.), War Classics: The Remarkable Memoir of Scottish Scholar Christina Keith on the Western Front (Stroud, 2014), p. 73. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1399904782386 accessed: 21 September, 2017

location of experience: Dieppe

Listeners

Christina Keith
academic, classicist, lecturer
1889-1963

Listening to

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Days and Moments Quickly Flying
Wash me and I shall be Whiter than Snow

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 November, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others

Notes

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


Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 12 May 2014 15:26:22 +0100