Henry Cecil Babb – In his own words

This recording which is stored as part of England’s Imperial War Museums was made in 1975, when one Henry Cecil Babb was interviewed. He was many things in his life. A chaplain, a prisoner of war, and a beloved uncle to one of our most devoted members.

I learned one day, the hard way, that Cecil is pronounced differently in England than it is in the US. I still chuckle about the lesson…but it stuck!

Phonetically in the US: SĒ-səl
Phonetically in the UK: SES-uhl


He speaks with authority as he was well revered in his lifetime. I hope you enjoy this most unusual recording of one of our own.

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