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Record Number: 10144


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Oh, I have strained my eyes trying to read, and had to give it up in the end. I call it dismal, sitting for half an hour or more in a dark, gloomy carriage, so's you can't read; can't even look at the girls sitting opposite you; can't see your station. That's not going to keep us cheerful and "bring us victory," is it?'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Sep 1939 and 31 Dec 1939

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

other location: on a train

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

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10144

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Tom Harrisson and Charles Madge, 'War Begins at Home' (London, 1940), p. 218, 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:

Tom Harrisson and Charles Madge, 'War Begins at Home' (London, 1940), p. 218, 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/RED/record_details.php?id=10144, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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