James Edmund Henderson Neville in Rubempré - 12 January, 1917

from The War Letters of a Light Infantryman, page 7:

The gramophone is now playing Rachmaninoff’s Prelude out of tune. Nevertheless, it reminds me of the old days at Sloley … The Regimental March is now being played. It is a curious fact that, when we move and occupy a new mess, the first thing to be seen is the gramophone. It is ubiquitous and makes things very cheery.
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James Edmund Henderson Neville, The War Letters of a Light Infantryman (1930), p. 7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1389645599346 accessed: 4 July, 2022

location of experience: Rubempré

Listeners

James Edmund Henderson Neville
Captain 43rd Light Infantry Regiment
1897-

Listening to

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Prelude in G minor
written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Regimental March (43rd Light infantry)

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 January, 1917
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by EdmundKing on Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:39:59 +0000