Vic Cole in Ipswich - 1915

from All Quiet on the Home Front, page 32:

We marched from Essex into Suffolk along the gritty dusty roads in blazing sunshine and at the day’s end down a long hill into Ipswich town. We probably looked very romantic in our dusty khaki with sunshields on our caps and full packs upon our backs! As the band struck up the “Hundred Pipers”, our regimental march, thousands of citizens who lined the sidewalks began to cheer and wave like mad, but strangely, it seemed to me then, not fully understanding, many women had tears on their cheeks.
cite as

Steve Humphries and Richard Van Emden (ed.), All Quiet on the Home Front (London, 2004), p. 32. accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Ipswich


Vic Cole

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A Hundred Pipers

Experience Information

Date/Time 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


'A Hundred Pipers' was the regimental quick march of The Queen's Own Royal West Kent regiment.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:22:44 +0100