Evelyn Southwell in Ypres - 25 December, 1915

from Two Men: A Memoir, page 120:

Christmas was a great day. We were serenaded, of course, and we serenaded the C.O. in revenge. He was delighted and made a speech in pyjamas on his doorstep, and we killed a pig for the Company and ordered up certain barrels and smokes which livened up things considerably, especially during a terrific concert we had later. There was, as far as I could hear, practically no firing on Christmas Day. I think the Hun is rather susceptible there, very rightly. What a dull letter, though! Sorry. It's the gas attack which has caused it all.
cite as

Hugh Howson, Two Men: A Memoir (), p. 120. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435558992563 accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Ypres


Evelyn Southwell
Schoolmaster, Officer (armed forces)

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 December, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


Letter from Evelyn Southwell to a friend (R.F. Bailey) from trenches at Ypres.

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:23:12 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:29:29 +0000