Men of the 14th Light Dragoons et al. in Alcobaça - 16 April, 1809

from Journal entry, 16 April 1809, pages 29–30:

Marched for Alcobaça. […] On our arrival in Alcobaça, the inhabitants were drawn up on each side of the street, where men, women, and children, were shouting with exclamations of joy, and crying “viva, viva!” accompanied by the ringing of bells, waving of handkerchiefs, and every other mark of exultation.

cite as

[Peter Hawker], Journal entry, 16 April 1809. In Journal of a Regimental Officer During the Recent Campaign in Portugal and Spain Under Lord Viscount Wellington (London, 1810), p. 29–30. accessed: 20 March, 2023

location of experience: Alcobaça


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Ringing of bells

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 April, 1809
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:14:01 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:23:27 +0100