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Record Number: 21744


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The letter began with a keen criticism of Robert Service's "Rhymes of a Red Cross Man", which had just been sent out to him from England. He particularly resented, it seemed, a line in the poem called "Pilgrims" which described death as "the splendid release".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1917 and 24 Mar 1917

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: near Arras

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:

Victor unknown

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

soldier serving in the First World War

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

France

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Service

Title:

Rhymes of a Red Cross Man

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21744

Source:

Print

Author:

Vera Brittain

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Testament of Youth

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1978

Vol:

n/a

Page:

335

Additional Comments:

Vera Brittain refers to a letter dated 24th March, written to her by Victor, a friend of her brother Edward and herself.

Citation:

Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth (Great Britain, 1978), p. 335, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21744, accessed: 24 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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