James Edmund Henderson Neville in Le Quesnoy - 26 June, 1917

from The War Letters of a Light Infantryman, page 45:

I am down at the Transport Lines for one night as my Company is in support. The gramophone is playing “Un peu d’amour,” bringing back memories of Sloley at Christmas 1914. Music is awful for reminding you of lovely times…. This land of France is most excessively boring, and I am fed up with the war. To think that at this moment the last scene of “Bubbly” is being played, and everyone is preparing to go and try to find a cab. Time 10.45 p.m. All the fine ladies in their fine dresses, enjoying life to the full, and flirting with penniless subalterns to the detriment of both. The …   more >>
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James Edmund Henderson Neville, The War Letters of a Light Infantryman (1930), p. 45. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1389645864656 accessed: 6 July, 2022

location of experience: Le Quesnoy

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

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Un peu d’amour

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Date/Time 26 June, 1917
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Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by EdmundKing on Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:44:24 +0000