in Boulogne-sur-Mer - August, 1914

from Diary of Georgina Lee, 18 Aug. 1914, page 16:

[T]here are thrilling accounts of the landing of many of the regiments at Boulogne… As regiment after regiment marched through the town to their camp on the hills above, they were escorted by the populace amid exclamations of admiration at their soldierly bearing and good looks. Our men were singing and laughing all the way, repeating incessantly these words to a certain rhythm: Are we downhearted? No-o-o-o-o. Shall we win? Y-e-es.
cite as

Georgina Lee, Diary of Georgina Lee, 18 Aug. 1914. In Gavin Roynon (ed.), Home fires burning : the Great War diaries of Georgina Lee (Stroud, 2006), p. 16. accessed: 9 December, 2023

location of experience: Boulogne-sur-Mer

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


Georgina began to keep her diary at the outbreak of war, as a record for her son Harry, then 9 months old.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:36:01 +0100