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Record Number: 25271


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I inspect "The Syonan Times" from May 23rd to 28th: the usual unadulterated propaganda - in such mass and so blatant you would expect it to stultify itself completely. The highlight is: "Our treatment of the prisoners-of-war is such as to win the admiration of the world and the chivalry of our army is a by-word". Headlines include: "Day of Reckoning At Hand for Britain"; "Spectre of Revolution and Famine Stalks Through the Land"; "Britain and US Reduced to Third-Rate Naval Powers" (by the "smashing victory" in the Coral Sea)'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

31 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:

Reader:

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:

25271

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:

103

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Tom Kitching, Life and Death in Changi (Perth, 1998), p. 103, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25271, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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