Georgina Lee et al. in London - 28 August, 1914

from Diary of Georgina Lee, 28 Aug. 1914, page 25:

The evening papers gave a glorious account of a stand made on Wednesday 26th by our British Army, in the proportion of 1 Britisher to 3 Germans. Greatly cheered by this news, Daddy and I went to dine with Theo Barneby and Olive at the Automobile Club, finishing the evening at the Alhambra. It was the first time since the beginning of the War that we had felt in anything like a mood for laughing. The house was draped in red, white and blue, and the performance was much leavened with patriotic display. A poem calling all the men to arms was recited and the Marseillaise was sung by the House,…   more >>
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Georgina Lee, Diary of Georgina Lee, 28 Aug. 1914. In Gavin Roynon (ed.), Home fires burning : the Great War diaries of Georgina Lee (Stroud, 2006), p. 25. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Georgina Lee
Charles Wilfred Lee

Listening to

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written by Claude-Joseph Rouget de l'Isle

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 August, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Georgina began to keep her diary at the outbreak of war, as a record for her son Harry, then 9 months old.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:43:09 +0100