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Record Number: 25268


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'According to "The Syonan Times", 10,000 prisoners are working on it [war memorial]. A "Lisbon cable" published in the same newspaper says that Sir Anthony Eden, the Foreign Secretary, has told the House of Commons that conditions in the prisoner-of-war camps in Singapore and Hong Kong are good and the food is enough'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

10 May 1942

Country:

Malaysia

Time

n/a

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 in company 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:

[n/a]

Title:

Syonan Times

Genre:

Politics, propaganda

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25268

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:

92

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Tom Kitching, Life and Death in Changi (Perth, 1998), p. 92, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25268, accessed: 28 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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