Edward Brittain in France - 2 September, 1917
from Letter from Edward Brittain to Vera Brittain, 2 Sept. 1917, page 373:
We have now got a padre who is the last word in absurdity and so we had what I should call a fatuous church parade this morning rendered additionally humorous because somebody had lost all the hymn books; we stood there stolidly with beatific expressions on our faces while the bands played 4 or 5 verses and an amen for each hymn; those of us who were capable of remembering the words didn’t dare to sing in a vast and conspicuous minority The attitude of the Army towards religion is very odd.
Letter from Edward Brittain to Vera Brittain, 2 Sept. 1917. 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. 373. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1400692928686 accessed: 30 March, 2023
|Date/Time||2 September, 1917|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in public|
Edward was serving on the Western Front with the 11th Sherwood Foresters.
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 21 May 2014 18:22:08 +0100