Thomas Cairns Livingston in Glasgow - 23 July, 1918

from Diaries of Thomas Cairns Livingston vol. 6:

[The Oriental dress uniforms of the Zouaves, a class of light infantry regiments, were highly distinctive, originating in France and linked to French North Africa, from 1830. British Empire units, and American  'Zouave cadets' wore such uniforms too, the style fading out after World War I]

Tuesday 23 July, Dull depressing wet day. Agnes went down to Clydebank at night to see Jenny. I did not go out. Yankee soldiers beginning to appear in the streets to day. Saw the famous Zouave Band in the square today. Agnes home about 10.30 from Jenny quite cheery.

cite as

Thomas Cairns Livingston, Diaries of Thomas Cairns Livingston vol. 6. In Glasgow City Archives, number TD1969/6. accessed: 22 February, 2024 (By permission of Glasgow City Archives)

location of experience: Glasgow


Thomas Cairns Livingston
Mercantile Book keeper, Shipping clerk, traveling salesman

Listening to

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Zouave Band

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 July, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:43:02 +0000
Approved on Sat, 20 Jun 2020 21:37:44 +0100