Geoffrey Thurlow in France - December, 1915

from Letter from Geoffrey Thurlow to Vera Brittain, 15 Dec. 1916, pages 299-300:

After tea we went to the ‘Very Lights’ a concert party of — Div. which was excellent.The stage was draped with dark green & white in stripes and the pierrots were in dark green with white bobs. ‘A Long long Trail’ sung behind the curtain opened the show & it had a most pleasing effect. The dancing & everything else was topping but perhaps this was due to the fact that there was a stringband as opposed to the ordinary blare without violins etc. The man who was Columbine danced perfectly & was a jolly good impersonator. Our Div. lady is hopeless always mincing about & very gawky, …   more >>
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Letter from Geoffrey Thurlow to Vera Brittain, 15 Dec. 1916. 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. 299-300. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: France


Geoffrey Thurlow
second lieutenant, Officer (armed forces)

Listening to

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A long long trail

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors


Geoffrey was serving on the Western Front with the 10th Sherwood Foresters.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 21 May 2014 18:14:08 +0100