Edith Appleton in Calais - 26 December, 1918

from Diary of Edith Appleton, 26 Dec. 1918, pages 288-290:

Christmas was a great success with our men.... In the evening they gave a concert to which we were all invited. Really it is wonderful what can be done in a train. All their festivities were held in ‘P’ coach, which is at other times a ward of 36 beds. Some of the beds had been unhinged and made into a long table down the centre, and the other beds were folded up. For the concert a stage had been erected at one end of the coach and curtains borrowed from the ward where they are used to divide the half used for officers from that used for other ranks. The rule of the concert was that …   more >>
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Edith Appleton, Diary of Edith Appleton, 26 Dec. 1918. In Ruth Cowen (ed.), A Nurse at the Front (London, 2013), p. 288-290. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397145158320 accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Calais


Edith Appleton
nurse, QAIMNS nurse

Listening to

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Auld Lang Syne
written by Robert Burns
Christmas carols
written by Bach
God Save the King
written by Gerhard, Baron von Bunsen
The Soldier's Farewell

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 December, 1918
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:52:38 +0100