17592Re: The Somme, Tolkien, and Black Riders.
- Dec 12, 2006Did anything further come of last summer's questionable report of
Tolkien's equestrian adventure on the Western Front?
This week at TheOneRing.net, there is a discussion of the use that
Tolkien makes of horses in LotR; the first part of the discussion
One respondent to that thread noted the Rev. John Waddington-
Feather's story. There as here, some people expressed doubts (and
having subsequently found the discussion here, I have posted a link
in the TORn thread to this list's archives, recommending
particularly John and Janet's responses). One participant in the
new discussion has written to Waddington-Feather for further
information (no response yet), but had someone here (or elsewhere,
if you know) already followed up on that angle? Diamond?
>>---"Stolzi" <Stolzi@...> wrote:bottom) by the Revd John Waddington-Feather. Even if he does give
>> Also I have some trouble with the comment (presently at the
Tolkien's son (which one?) as his authority.
>> A signals officer riding around behind the lines on a cavalryhorse? Demonic Uhlans? Reeeeally?
>> I suspect the scene if it ever occurred, occurred primarily, aswell as secondarily, in one of Tolkien's nightmares.
>> And if the story is true, why has it never been heard before -by me, anyway? Have any of you heard it?
>> Diamond Proudbrook
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