Stanhope’s immediate superior. The Colonel is the one who tells Stanhope to expect the large German attack on March 21st. He is also the person who informs Stanhope of the high-ranking generals’ decision to raid the German trenches before the attack. Stanhope, for his part, thinks this is ill-advised, and even the Colonel seems to have his doubts, but he does nothing to undermine his orders. Instead, he soberly instructs Stanhope to organize the raid, helping him come to the conclusion that Osborne and Raleigh should be the officers to lead it.
The Colonel Character Timeline in Journey’s End
The timeline below shows where the character The Colonel appears in Journey’s End. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...go mad with fright.” Hearing this, Osborne suggests that Stanhope take a break, insisting that the Colonel would be happy to let him leave for a while, given his track record. Nonetheless,... (full context)
Act 2, Scene 1
Act 2, Scene 2
...says the Sergeant-Major, taking notes in a small book. “Very good, sir.” When he leaves, the Colonel enters and tells Stanhope that the brigadier is almost certain the attack will happen on... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 1
...voice rises into the air. “All right, sir,” he says. “Come down quickly!” In response, the Colonel ’s voice calls out, asking how many soldiers were captured. “Only one,” Stanhope says. As... (full context)