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Record 12873

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'A study was made on Armistice Day reactions, comparable to those made in previous years. Even at the Cenotaph there was only a low degree of interest, and in Westminster Abbey at 11 a.m. there were 7 civilians, one soldier and 4 poppy-sellers outside ; 30 women and 5 men at the tomb of the Unknown Warrior, where a priest read a prayer, and there were five wreaths. The level of reaction generally was exceedingly low, even when compared with Nov. 11th, 1939.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 22 Nov 1940
Country: England
Time: afternoon
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:[a priest] anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Priest
Religion: Christian
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: prayer
Genre: Other religious, prayer
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12873  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: File Report 501, Date November 1940, Title EIGHTH WEEKLY REPORT FOR HOME INTELLIGENCE, p. 6, 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 501, Date November 1940, Title EIGHTH WEEKLY REPORT FOR HOME INTELLIGENCE, p. 6, 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=12873, accessed: 06 February 2023

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