18th Kings Liverpool Battalion et al. in France - 1915

from Albert Edward Jones 1896-1949 WWI Liverpool Pal Memoirs:

"God Save the King" and “The Marseillaise". Sitting on my pack after finishing breakfast, I noticed movement in the chateau. The shutters being flung open, and at one of the windows appeared a lady. She opened the window and spoke in French to the Colonel in the courtyard below. I smiled at "Old Ted's" efforts to grasp her meaning. An interpreter explained to him what was meant. Immediately after the "Fall In" sounded, and struggling into our packs, we soon lined up in the customary formation of two were. Beyond a guess that he was complying with a request made by the French lady, we …   more >>
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Albert E Jones, Albert Edward Jones 1896-1949 WWI Liverpool Pal Memoirs. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1405932723082 accessed: 23 July, 2024 (From the family papers of Leslie Jones-Michail, by kind permission.)

location of experience: France


Listening to

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written by Claude-Joseph Rouget de l'Isle
God Save the King
written by Gerhard, Baron von Bunsen

Experience Information

Date/Time 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors


Location unknown as the soldiers had marched at night just after arriving in France and woken up on the grounds of a French woman's chateau.

Originally submitted by Leslie Jones on Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:52:03 +0100