Vera Brittain et al. in Uppingham School - July, 1914

from Letter from Roland Leighton to Vera Brittain, 3 June 1915, page 117:

April, May, June - my third month out here. I wonder if I shall still be Somewhere in Flanders when July comes, and memories of Speech Day 1914, and all that I had hoped of Oxford. Do you remember the Sunday that we walked up and down Fairfield Garden together and wouldn’t come in out of the rain? And I couldn’t keep the tears out of my eyes afterwards when Sterndale-Bennett played Karg Elert’s Clair de Lune in the chapel.You were sitting at the back near the door and I couldn’t see you without looking round, I remember. It all seems so very far away now. I sometimes think I must have …   more >>
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Letter from Roland Leighton to Vera Brittain, 3 June 1915. In A. G. Bishop and Mark Bostridge (ed.), Letters from a lost generation : First World War letters of Vera Brittain and four friends - Roland Leighton, Edward Brittain, Victor Richardson, Geoffrey Thurlow (:London, 1999), p. 117. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Uppingham School


Vera Brittain
Roland Leighton
2nd lieutenant, Officer (armed forces)

Listening to

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Clair de Lune
written by Karg-Elert, Sigfrid, 1877-1933
performed by Robert Sterndale-Bennett

Experience Information

Date/Time July, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Roland was serving on the Western Front with 4th Battalion The Norfolk Regiment.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 16 May 2014 16:35:13 +0100