Sylvia Townsend Warner - 30 January, 1965

from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, page 295:

Churchill's funeral. [...] even on the wireless one could hear their silence.  For the service in St.Paul's he had chosen the hymns.  With his usual mastery, the first was 'Who would true valour see, Let him come hither.' But I think the R.Navy's (unless he chose the post-funeral route) usual tradition produced Rule Brittania [sic] as the launch moved off from Tower Pier.

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Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 295. accessed: 22 April, 2024


Sylvia Townsend Warner
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Date/Time 30 January, 1965
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:31:47 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:51:28 +0000