Edmund Blunden in Ypres Salient - December, 1916
from Undertones of War, page 151:
For two or three days we stayed here, in the remarkable line of shelters on the embankment of that drowsy canal [the Yser Canal], and working parties and wanderings were all that happened. Machine-guns did homage to Night, and that was almost the only unrest. A spy was reported to be lurking about some bricks called Wilson Farm, but nobody could catch him; and from company headquarters and cook-houses one heard such cheerful singings and improvisations as seemed to hail the Salient as the garden of Adonis.
Edmund Blunden, Undertones of War (Harmondsworth, 1982), p. 151. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1395332831862 accessed: 8 December, 2022
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors|
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:27:12 +0000