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Record Number: 25267


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'After Lights Out, Bayley reads a poem - anonymous. "J'y suis, j'y reste" about the war in Malaya. It is good and comprehensive. I disagree with the part, which mentions rape and looting by our troops. I have never heard of rape by them, but looting - ye gods - they were past masters'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

7 May 1942

Country:

Malaysia

Time

evening

Place:

city: Singapore
specific address: Changi
other location: prisoner of war camp

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Listener:

Thomas Kitching

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Mar 1890

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Chief surveyor in Colonial Service

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Malaysia

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

anon.

Title:

J'y suis, J'y reste

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

25267

Source:

Print

Author:

Tom Kitching

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Life and Death in Changi

Place of Publication:

Perth

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

91

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Tom Kitching, Life and Death in Changi (Perth, 1998), p. 91, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25267, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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