11 May 1916; Thursday

On parade as usual. Green and I went to the Victoria Hall and heard a lecture by Hilaire Belloc 1 on the battle of the Marne. It was very good and we both enjoyed it.

  1. Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) was an Anglo-French writer and historian. His book, “The Elements of the Great War“, subtitled “The Second Phase: the Battle of the Marne” was published in c. 1915. This was, perhaps, the source of material used in the lecture recorded by ALL.