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Record Number: 13890


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have read how delayed demobilisation after the last war led to disaffection and mutiny among the troops: but it seems that part of the reason there was that the troops concerned, back in camps and depots from the fighting fronts, found themselves condemned to day after weary day of "soldering" -spit and polish run mad-as the only occupation the officers of those days could think of as an alternative to fighting.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1943 and 31 Dec 1943

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:

Unknown/NA

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:

Title:

news

Genre:

news

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13890

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

File Report 1999, Date January 1944, Title JOURNEY HOME, p. 158, in 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 1999, Date January 1944, Title JOURNEY HOME, p. 158, in 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=13890, accessed: 20 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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