Ernest Todd in France - 1915

from Forgotten Voices of the Great War, pages 92-3:

The day would start about half an hour before daybreak. We would stand right up to the parapet looking over, waiting for Jerry to come if he was going to come, then when it was light enough we’d stand down. The sentries detailed would stand at their posts while the rest of us would get down to sandbags or trench work, whatever work there was to be done. The sentries would be relieved about every two hours. On a nice summer’s day you could think there wasn’t a war on really... Towards the evening they would get sentimental talking about their homes. We had one chap who was a …   more >>
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Max Arthur (ed.), Forgotten Voices of the Great War (London, 2002), p. 92-3. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402054508168 accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: France

Listeners

Ernest Todd
Soldier

Listening to

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The Old Bull and Bush

Experience Information

Date/Time 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:35:08 +0100