Somerset John Gough-Calthorpe in Üsküdar - June, 1854

from Letter from Somerset John Gough-Calthorpe, June 1854, page 36:

Today being her majesty’s birthday, there was a grand review of troops. At midday Lord Raglan and an immense staff came on the ground: then followed three cheers from the troops, but all the bands playing in different keys ‘God Save the Queen’ spoilt the effect it otherwise would have had. There were about 16,000 men on parade.
cite as

Somerset John Gough-Calthorpe, Letter from Somerset John Gough-Calthorpe, June 1854. In Letters from Headquarters,or Realities of the War in the Crimea, volume 1 (London, 1857), p. 36. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Üsküdar


Somerset John Gough-Calthorpe
Officer (armed forces)

Listening to

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God Save the Queen performed by massed military bands

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1854
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by th4 on Sun, 08 Dec 2013 14:44:51 +0000