Evelyn Southwell in Salisbury Plain - 28 July, 1915

from Two Men: A Memoir, pages 73-4:

THE LAST NIGHT OF THE BATTALION IN ENGLAND. Wednesday July 28th. The 37th Division had shouted itself hoarse for days, and was not going to stop now. The 10th R.F. seemed especially hearty, but all did well, as the saying is. And let no man dare to say he knows of what songs the British soldier is really tired. In ordinary moments he will give you 'Here we are again!', 'Who were you with last night?', 'The old garden wall', and lately the almost national 'Keep the home-fires burning', 'When this bloody war is over', and the rest. Indeed we had them all to-night from regiment after regiment …   more >>

cite as

Hugh Howson, Two Men: A Memoir (1919), p. 73-4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435251420562 accessed: 6 April, 2020

location of experience: Salisbury Plain

Listeners

Evelyn Southwell
Schoolmaster, Officer (armed forces)
1886-1916

Listening to

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Here we are again! performed by British soldiers
Keep the home fires burning performed by British soldiers
The old garden wall performed by British soldiers
Tipperary performed by British soldiers
When this bloody war is over performed by British soldiers
Who were you with last night? performed by British soldiers

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 July, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:57:00 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:32:45 +0000