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Page 58 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3

Moir, Ethel, 1918, Document
Page 58 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3
Page 58 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3
Page 58 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3
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Page 58 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3
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prisoner. He is not a v. attractive person & is a v. grumpy fellow.
The Serbskis do not approve of him I fear, & rather resent his being in the tent beside them! Yester: I got a ½ day, quite an unexpected joy! I had a jolly afternoon.
W. got off also, so we razzled to-gether. We went up in one of the ambulances to Tresina - which is the Head Quarters of the Yugo-Slav Division. It is a sweet little spot lying at the foot of Kaymallialan. We found in arriving there, that there
was a special Good Friday War Service on (Easter this year, in the Greek Church, falls 5 weeks after our own Easter).
The Crown Prince was expected, so there was great excite-ment among the troops. We were invited to attend. It was quite a military "fray". The display of uniforms,
orders & decorations was indeed wonderful, as not only was Alexander of Serbia present, but of course all his "body-guard", also the commander-in-chief of the Serbian Army & many generals & other brasshats. The little village church was bedecked with flowers for Easter &the altar covered with the Serbian flag. The priests were most gorgeous in wonderful long capes, embroidered in gold & silver & brilliant blues & purples. The service we found somewhat tedious, but the chanting was rather fine.
The Crown Prince is small & dark, not at all striking looking, but a most popular person we are told. After the
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Date
1918
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20.4 x 19.0 cm
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Edinburgh and Scottish Collection