Roland Leighton et al. in Flanders - 28 August, 1915
from Letter from Roland Leighton to Vera Brittain, 28 Aug. 1915, page 151:
I have brought the Company out woodcutting for the R.E. [Royal Engineers] this morning, and am writing this sitting on a tree trunk in a clearing. It is a glorious morning — very hot outside; but in this world of green and brown it is a sheer delight. The wood is about 3 miles long and covers two little hills and a valley between. Someone has just begun to whistle part of the Overture to ‘William Tell’, and it sounds so appropriate here among the aisles of trees with the ring of axes as a background. And this is war!
Letter from Roland Leighton to Vera Brittain, 28 Aug. 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. 151. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1400256584352 accessed: 10 June, 2023
Listening tohide composers
William Tell Overture
written by Rossini
|Date/Time||28 August, 1915|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors|
The exact location was Bois de Warnimont.
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 16 May 2014 17:09:44 +0100