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.