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Record Number: 11662


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'He works from 2 to 10,and about 9 .he always goes to the lavatory. He was sitting there reading "Aero" when the sirens went, so he dashed down to the shelter, but before he got there the All Clear went. (Webb appears to work in or near Birmingham).'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1940 and 31 Aug 1940

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: in or near Birmingham

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:

Webb

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

unknown

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:

Unknown

Title:

Captain Aero Comic

Genre:

Comic book

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11662

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

File 401, September 1940, LOCAL MORALE REPORTS, p. 9, 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 401, September 1940, LOCAL MORALE REPORTS, p. 9, 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=11662, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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