Georgina Lee et al. in London - 4 November, 1914

from Diary of Georgina Lee, 4 Nov. 1914, page 58:

The casualty lists are terrible. In today’s there are two pairs of brothers killed. This battle for Calais has been most bloody; it has lasted twenty days already. It becomes more and more clear that legislation must be made to compel men to serve, if only during this war. Our Army will be extinct if it is not reinforced... Much more should be published about the real state of affairs. Recruiting should be carried on more picturesquely, with musical displays etc, so as to appeal to our stolid fellows. This morning I took you to the Park in your pram with Nannie to see the parade and …   more >>
cite as

Georgina Lee, Diary of Georgina Lee, 4 Nov. 1914. In Gavin Roynon (ed.), Home fires burning : the Great War diaries of Georgina Lee (Stroud, 2006), p. 58. accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Georgina Lee
Harry Illtyd Lee
MI5 agent

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 November, 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 15:55:34 +0100