Maud Cox in Methil - early 20th Century

from All Quiet on the Home Front, pages 66-67:

There was some ship detained at the mouth of the River Forth and they said it was German, and contained German spies. Everybody was always seeing German spies.. It was just people panicking. Mr Schiffler, the pork butcher, he was taken away and his shop was all boarded up too. I think he was interned. I was vexed about them because I liked Mrs Schiffler, she was a nice old lady but typically German, she’d lived there for years but she couldn’t speak very good English. Mr Schiffler had the German band, they played oompah music — on a Saturday night outside the railway station — …   more >>
cite as

Steve Humphries and Richard Van Emden (ed.), All Quiet on the Home Front (London, 2004), p. 66-67. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Methil


Maud Cox

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:37:58 +0100