Edmund Blunden et al. in Senlis - at the end of 1916

from Undertones of War, pages 128-129:

We were merry when at length the relief was sent in and we emerged from the Ancre mists to form up and march in pale daylight to Senlis, a village six or seven miles behind the line.... But, prime gift of eccentric heaven, there was the evening when Harrison took all the old originals and some others to the divisional concert-party performing in the town. The barn roof ought indeed to have floated away in the pagans and warblings that rose from us, as the pierrots chirruped and gambolled there. In sweet music is such art—and never was music sweeter than the ragtime then obtaining, if …   more >>
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Edmund Blunden, Undertones of War (Harmondsworth, 1982), p. 128-129. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1395328687553 accessed: 28 February, 2024

location of experience: Senlis


Edmund Blunden
university teacher, Poet

Listening to

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Mr Bottomley - Good old Horatio performed by divisional concert party
Take me back to dear old Blighty

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:18:07 +0000