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Record 10339

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I heard that peace was declared on May the 7th, about 7 or 8 o'clock in the evening, at home with my parents. We had not long finished dinner, the table was still set, my father was reading in the armchair, my stepmother was busy about the house, I was in the garden, mending a puncture on my bicycle. The end of the programmes came to an end on the wireless, the announcer gave the news that tomorrow, Tuesday, May the 8th, would be V-Day, and the day following a holiday. Quietly, my father said, "It's over."'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 07 05 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: anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10339  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: File Report 2263, June 1945, Victory in Europe, Notes an investigation into people's behaviour and attitudes during the weeks immediately preceding and following the final announcement of Peace in Europe, p. 31, 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: File Report 2263, June 1945, Victory in Europe, Notes an investigation into people's behaviour and attitudes during the weeks immediately preceding and following the final announcement of Peace in Europe, p. 31, 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/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=10339, accessed: 24 February 2024

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