Doris Beaghan in Le Havre - August, 1914

from Forgotten Voices of the Great War, pages 23-24:

We had been on holiday in France for ten days. Although there had been rumours of war, my father didn’t believe them. But then war broke out, so we made our way to Le Havre by boat. We went to a hotel, had a clean-up and then went out in the town and then the excitement began. It was absolutely incredible. The British Expeditionary Force was coming in. The soldiers were marching in, all singing...and oh! terrific excitement!
cite as

Max Arthur (ed.), Forgotten Voices of the Great War (London, 2002), p. 23-24. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Le Havre


Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:49:42 +0100