Malcolm White in Hannescamps - 8 April, 1916

from Two Men: A Memoir, page 233:

To HIS SISTER. 1st R.B. Transport, 2 miles behind the trenches. Saturday April 8, 1916. I have got my back up against a nice sunny bank, and the sun and violets and cowslips are grand. I've just been watching two huge guns doing this in an orchard close by:- 'Whish', audible for 10 secs. I'm going up to the trenches to-night. It's a lovely day; altogether, life isn't too bad. We've had a fine Band playing Carmen and Tipperary and Yeomen of the Guard', and 'all those beautiful things', in front of the church. The guns, going off 200 yards away during the music, suggested a School …   more >>
cite as

Hugh Howson, Two Men: A Memoir (), p. 233. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Hannescamps


Malcolm White
Schoolmaster, Officer (armed forces)

Listening to

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Regimental band music

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 April, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


Letter from Malcolm White to his sister

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:46:06 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:51:05 +0000