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Record Number: 13591


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"The 'Straight from the Beach at Dunkirk' you mean? I ask you....To be quite candid I've never seen anything so ridiculous in all my life. Yesterday I read it in the paper about two fusiliers. I don't think it's popular publicity. Fancy two fellows having been through what they've been through. I think it's an insult to the average intelligence to put things like that in the paper."

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 May 1940 and 31 May 1940

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:

unknown

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

van driver

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:

13591

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

File Report 185, Date June 1940, Title ASPRO ADVERTISEMENT, p. n/a, 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 185, Date June 1940, Title ASPRO ADVERTISEMENT, p. n/a, 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=13591, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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