W. N. Nicholson in France - between 1915 and 1918

from Behind the Lines, page 256:

It is difficult to decide the real standard of merit of these divisonal entertainers. The best of them reached a high level, thanks to the talent available. They had unbounded popularity; the houses were invariably packed to overflow, the applause was vociferous, the laughter deafening. If it was medicine, as I believed it to be, then it was swallowed in great gulps. But perhaps the standard of the shows and their popularity could be counted as a measure of our mentality under strain; they might have bored us in the piping times of peace. If so then I'm glad that for a period at least I was…   more >>

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Colonel W. N. Nicholson, Behind the Lines (London, 1939), p. 256. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1532001364452 accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: France


W. N. Nicholson
colonel, Military Officer, Soldier

Listening to

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divisional concert party

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1915 and 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:56:07 +0100
Approved on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:56:27 +0100