British soldiers et al. in Al-Shaykh Saad - 6 May, 1917

from Diary of Ronald Storrs, 27 April 1917, page 227:

Half an hour’s walk before dinner towards Sodom [the Iraqi town of Sheikh Saad], where I heard, from a large Camp ( with a good air and bass but no middle parts), “O God our help in ages past", noble on the evening.
cite as

Ronald Storrs, Diary of Ronald Storrs, 27 April 1917. In Orientations (London, 1939), p. 227. accessed: 18 April, 2024

location of experience: Al-Shaykh Saad


Ronald Storrs
Civil Servant British Foreign and Colonial Office, amateur pianist, Military Governor of Jerusalem diplomat, amateur pianist

Listening to

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English hymn
written by Isaac Watts
performed by soldiers

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 May, 1917
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by Helen Chambers on Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:32:22 +0000