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Record 10604

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Army officer: The first I heard of the invasion was when I was reading the papers in the mess after breakfast, when someone stuck his head round the door and said in a matter of fact voice - "well, they ve landed." People were interested, wanted more details? But didn't seem excited.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 6 Jun 1944
Country: England
Time: morning: Sunday morning
Place: n/a
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader: anon [an army officer]
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Army officer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: newspaper
Genre: News
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10604  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: File Report 2131, July 1944, THE INVASION OF FRANCE, p. 2, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation- Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk ,

Citation: File Report 2131, July 1944, THE INVASION OF FRANCE, p. 2, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation- Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=10604, accessed: 18 July 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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