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Record Number: 12873


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'A study was made on Armistice Day reactions, comparable to those made in previous years. Even at the Cenotaph there was only a low degree of interest, and in Westminster Abbey at 11 a.m. there were 7 civilians, one soldier and 4 poppy-sellers outside ; 30 women and 5 men at the tomb of the Unknown Warrior, where a priest read a prayer, and there were five wreaths. The level of reaction generally was exceedingly low, even when compared with Nov. 11th, 1939.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

22 Nov 1940

Country:

England

Time

afternoon

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:

[a priest] anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Priest

Religion:

Christian

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:

prayer

Genre:

Other religious, prayer

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12873

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

File Report 501, Date November 1940, Title EIGHTH WEEKLY REPORT FOR HOME INTELLIGENCE, p. 6, 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 501, Date November 1940, Title EIGHTH WEEKLY REPORT FOR HOME INTELLIGENCE, p. 6, 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=12873, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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