Mark VII in Hébuterne - August, 1916

from A Subaltern on the Somme, pages 76-77:

All is a bustle and stir in the trench. We are being relieved... Out on the main street the men slip into fours without any need for hustling, and there are no complaints from rear files about the pace, however much those in front step out. Striding along, one feels a tremor run through the little band at the sound of shells falling behind us; but the pace does not alter. We are coming out. Every step is one nearer that invisible, yet instinctively appreciable line which marks the danger zone. As we round the church corner breath comes bated, for there were casualties here this morning, and it…   more >>
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Mark VII, A Subaltern on the Somme (New York, 1928), p. 76-77. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Hébuterne


Mark VII
pacifist, Soldier, Writer

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors


Max (Mark) Plowman served with the 10th Yorkshire regiment. Invalided home in 1917, he was the only serving soldier to be court-martialled for refusing to return to fight. He later became a pacifist.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:02:35 +0100