Donald Maxwell in Comune di Gallipoli - at the end of 1918

from The Last Crusade, pages 27-28:

Peace broke out when I was at Gallipoli. I will not attempt to describe the Anglo-Italian jollifications, as they were probably tame to the scenes eleswhere, except in one particular, and that was on the next day in the cathedral. A solemn Te Deum was sung, and the old Bishop gave an address from his throne. There was nothing remarkable about this, but what was amazingly picturesque and im­pressive was the demeanour of the people. They were grouped in masses in the nave, without chairs for the most part, old peasants and children, rich and poor, quite un­conscious of any sort of formality. …   more >>
cite as

Donald Maxwell, The Last Crusade (London, 1920), p. 27-28. accessed: 1 July, 2022

location of experience: Comune di Gallipoli


Listening to

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Te Deum
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:56:26 +0000