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Record Number: 10337


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was absolutely horrified about the Italians, the way they took revenge on Mussolini. I can't imagine what we're fighting for, if that's the way the Anti-Fascists behave. I was just reading in the paper that they hung them up in the most lewd, indecent positions, and spat at them, and threw stones. And laughed. The Italian people don't seem to feel any horror at this either. I think it's just too ghastly for words.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1945 and 30 Jun 1945

Country:

England

Time

n/a

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

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[Newspaper: Article on Mussolini's death]

Genre:

Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10337

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

File Report 2263, June 1945, Victory in Europe, Notes an investigation into people's behaviour and attitudes during the weeks immediately preceding and following the final announcement of Peace in Europe, p. 3, 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 2263, June 1945, Victory in Europe, Notes an investigation into people's behaviour and attitudes during the weeks immediately preceding and following the final announcement of Peace in Europe, p. 3, 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=10337, accessed: 28 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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