Dorothea Crewdson in Wimereux - 25 December, 1916

from Diary of Dorothea Crewdson, 29 Dec. 1916, pages 195-196:

Our show on Xmas Day went off very successfully judging from the very complimentary remarks we had showered on us, and the congratulations of friends. Felt very nervous about it at first and had cold, sinking feelings before it began.... [W]e got through the first half of the programme. We managed pretty well and without any breakdown and some of the songs sounded very well indeed. Finished the first half by ‘10 Little VADs’ poem - given to us by Sister Barrow, made up by someone at Mauritien - they disappeared one by one till only Franklin Smith was left to sing the last verse and then …   more >>
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Dorothea Crewdson, Diary of Dorothea Crewdson, 29 Dec. 1916. In Richard Crewdson (ed.), Dorothea's War (London, 2013), p. 195-196. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Wimereux


Dorothea Crewdson
VAD nurse

Listening to

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10 Little VADs performed by Dorothea Crewdson
Pack up your troubles in your old kitbag

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 December, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Dorothea was working at No. 32 Stationary Hospital, Wimereux.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 07 May 2014 15:18:21 +0100