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Record Number: 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

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/RED/record_details.php?id=10604, accessed: 26 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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