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Record 25271

Reading Experience:

'I inspect "The Syonan Times" from May 23rd to 28th: the usual unadulterated propaganda - in such mass and so blatant you would expect it to stultify itself completely. The highlight is: "Our treatment of the prisoners-of-war is such as to win the admiration of the world and the chivalry of our army is a by-word". Headlines include: "Day of Reckoning At Hand for Britain"; "Spectre of Revolution and Famine Stalks Through the Land"; "Britain and US Reduced to Third-Rate Naval Powers" (by the "smashing victory" in the Coral Sea)'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 31 May 1942
Country: Malaysia
Time: n/a
Place: city: Singapore
specific address: Changi
other location: prisoner of war camp
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:Thomas Kitching
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1 Mar 1890
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Chief surveyor in Colonial Service
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Malaysia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Syonan Times
Genre: Politics, propaganda
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 25271  
Source - Print  
  Author: Tom Kitching
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Life and Death in Changi
  Place of Publication: Perth
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 103
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Tom Kitching, Life and Death in Changi (Perth, 1998), p. 103,, accessed: 18 February 2020

Additional comments:



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