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Record Number: 9915


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Well, I think Civil Defence is a marvellous racket. It's given me the spare time I've been wanting for years?I've done more solid reading, for instance, than I've done since I was twenty-one.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 3 Sep 1939 and 2 Sep 1945

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

[M35B] Anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

Civil Defence Warden

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

This reader is identified as M35B in the Mass Observation archive



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

unknown ["solid reading"]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9915

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Advertising Service Guild, "The Journey Home: Advertising Service Guild's Report on the Problems of Demobilisation Conducted by Mass-Observation", (London, 1944), p. 70, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk.,

Citation:

Advertising Service Guild, "The Journey Home: Advertising Service Guild's Report on the Problems of Demobilisation Conducted by Mass-Observation", (London, 1944), p. 70, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9915, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Further information about Civil Defence workers can be found in the Mass Observation Online archives.

   
   
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