Heinrich Beutow in Germany - 1914

from Forgotten Voices of the Great War, page 23:

My memories are those of a child of course. I was in a small German garrison town in 1914 and I remember very well the tremendous enthusiasm. Of course, we schoolboys were all indoctrinated with great patriotism when war broke out. My father was an active infantry officer and I shall never forget the day when they marched out to the trains. All the soldiers were decorated with flowers, there was no gun which did not show a flower. Even the horses I think were decorated. And of course all the people followed them. Bands playing, flags flying, a terrific sort of overwhelming conviction that …   more >>
cite as

Max Arthur (ed.), Forgotten Voices of the Great War (London, 2002), p. 23. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401983029398 accessed: 21 September, 2017

location of experience: Germany

Listeners

Experience Information

Date/Time 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:43:49 +0100