Henry Williamson in France - 19 December, 1914

from Forgotten Voices of the Great War, page 54:

On the 19th of December 1914 the Brigade was ordered to make an attack on part of the German trench which enfiladed the Hampshire trench. The attack was to be made in daylight, we were in support of this attack… …There were cries and screams, and we, who were in support, lay there for three or four hours. Then the order came, ‘The London Rifle Brigade will carry on the attack.’ The order was not actually to start, but we were to prepare for it. I noticed my friend Baldwin, on my left, had a white face. I felt drained out and when I tried to get up I couldn’t. My knees were …   more >>
cite as

Max Arthur (ed.), Forgotten Voices of the Great War (London, 2002), p. 54. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401985134651 accessed: 18 April, 2024

location of experience: France


Henry Williamson
Soldier, Writer

Listening to

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O for the wings of a dove
written by Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 December, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:18:54 +0100