in London - 23 November, 1917

from Diary of Georgina Lee, 23 Nov. 1917, pages 235-236:

Today I had my Union Jack flying for the first time to celebrate this Cambrai victory. This is the dear Peace Flag I made months ago. For the first time too, since the war began, the bells of St Paul's and some other big churches rang a joyful carillon at midday, in honour of this first victory. The steps of St Paul's were thronged with hundreds of people who sang the National Anthem at midday.
cite as

Georgina Lee, Diary of Georgina Lee, 23 Nov. 1917. In Gavin Roynon (ed.), Home fires burning : the Great War diaries of Georgina Lee (Stroud, 2006), p. 235-236. accessed: 2 March, 2024

location of experience: London

Listening to

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God Save the King
written by Gerhard, Baron von Bunsen

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 November, 1917
Medium live


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 16:18:04 +0100