Fascinating read even if you’re familar with well-known WWI words such as ‘Blighty’, ‘Fritz’ or ‘cushy’ . Definitely clears up some words I’ve come across whilst watching Parade’s End and Blackadder.
from Ford Madox Ford’s Some Do Not…
Though this did admittedly make me laugh at first, I honestly want to draw attention to the brilliance that is an irrelevant/unnecessary few sentences’ worth of descriptive auditory stimuli instead brilliantly encapsulated within a mere two words. Cheers to you, Ford.
Ford Madox Ford (on the right) with fellow officers of the Welch regiment.
Dust-jacket from the first edition of Some Do Not (Duckworth, 1924)
when the sparrows stop their singing: A PARADE’S END COMPILATION"Each is on the brink of speaking openly, declaring what is unsaid
between them. He draws back from the brink."
- from T. Stoppard's screenplay of 'Parade's End' (2012)
i. gustav holst - i vow to thee, my country | ii. philippe rombi - la guerre | iii. christopher ferreira / debut | iv. anthony rolfe johnson / down by the sally gardens | v. edward elgar / elegy, op. 58 | vi. franz schubert / klavier sonate nr.19 c-moll d.958 - ii. adagio | vii. ralph vaughan williams / symphony no. 3 (pastoral) finale - iv lento: moderato maestoso | viii. ian partridge / the fields are full | ix. libera / going home | x. ernest bloch / prayer for cello and strings | xi. the mormon tabernacle choir / homeward bound | xii. jean redpath / will ye no’ come back again?