Vera Brittain et al. in London - March, 1916

from Letter from Vera Brittain to Edward Brittain, 30 March 1916, page 245:

I went with Thurlow to a most delightful concert at Queen’s Hall last Saturday. I enclose the programme in case you would like to see it; just throw it away if it makes you too homesick for the bygone days.There are times, I know, when in order to fight or work in this War, one must forget all the previous things apart from it that have been and may be again. But I think when one is strong enough to endure the memory it is better to remember for one’s own sake. I liked especially the Tschaikovsky symphony.
cite as

Letter from Vera Brittain to Edward Brittain, 30 March 1916. In A. G. Bishop and Mark Bostridge (ed.), Letters from a lost generation : First World War letters of Vera Brittain and four friends - Roland Leighton, Edward Brittain, Victor Richardson, Geoffrey Thurlow (:London, 1999), p. 245. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Vera Brittain
Geoffrey Thurlow
second lieutenant, Officer (armed forces)

Listening to

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Tchaikovsky symphony
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time March, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Vera was serving as a VAD nurse at the 1st London General Hospital. Geoffrey was on leave from the Western Front where he was serving with the 10th Sherwood Foresters.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 21 May 2014 17:39:59 +0100