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Record Number: 29857


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was reading in the headquarters shelter when the great man [the Brigadier-General] suddenly drew aside the sacking of the entrance, and gleamed stupendously in our candlelight, followed by an almost equally menacing Staff Captain.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between May 1916 and Jun 1916

Country:

France

Time

evening
night

Place:

city: Festubert, near B├ęthune
county: Nord
other location: Battalion HQ dugout in Cover Trench

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:

Edmund Blunden

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Nov 1896

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Army Officer and Poet

Religion:

Christian (Anglican)

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

29857

Source:

Print

Author:

Edmund Blunden

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Undertones of War

Place of Publication:

Harmondsworth (Penguin Modern Classics edn.)

Date of Publication:

1982 (1928, 1937)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

30

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Edmund Blunden, Undertones of War (Harmondsworth (Penguin Modern Classics edn.), 1982 (1928, 1937)), p. 30, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=29857, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Internal evidence shows this experience occurred after dark.

   
   
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