Maud Cox in Methil - 11 November, 1918

from All Quiet on the Home Front, pages 291-292:

When the war ended, everybody celebrated, we marched through the streets till we were exhausted, waving our little Union Jacks and singing “When the Boys Come Marching Home”, “Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag”, and “Keep the Home Fires Burning”, we sang until we were hoarse. When I got home at night, I could hardly speak. My mother had to send one of my big sisters out to drag me off the street because we marched round and round and round and then one of the bands came out, the colliery band, and it started to lead us, and everybody was exhausted, they were dropping off, …   more >>
cite as

Steve Humphries and Richard Van Emden (ed.), All Quiet on the Home Front (London, 2004), p. 291-292. accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Methil


Maud Cox

Listening to

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Keep the Home Fires Burning
Pack up your troubles in your old kitbag
When the Boys Come Marching Home

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 November, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:32:25 +0100