William Dove in Shepherd's Bush - August, 1914

from Forgotten Voices of the Great War, page 9:

War had been declared, and the following Sunday I went with a friend of mine to Shepherd’s Bush Empire to see the film show. At the end they showed the Fleet sailing the high seas and played ‘Britons Never Shall Be Slaves’ and ‘Hearts of Oak’. And you know one feels that little shiver run up the back and you know you have got to do something. I had just turned seventeen at that time and on the Monday I went up to Whitehall - Old Scotland Yard - and enlisted in the 16th Lancers.
cite as

Max Arthur (ed.), Forgotten Voices of the Great War (London, 2002), p. 9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401957857138 accessed: 7 December, 2022

location of experience: Shepherd's Bush

Listeners

William Dove
Soldier

Listening to

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Hearts of Oak
Rule Britannia
written by Thomas Arne

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1914
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:44:17 +0100