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Record 13592

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I got from my town head the idea that the world was made for us all and not for the few....so became a Socialist. But the war and its shocks and the good books I've read since have brought me out and shown me that I would have done my duty and my country much better that many. "Ambassador Dodd's Diary" helped me a lot. He was sincere and true. I've seen how the few good souls in all countries who warned us re Germany and Japan were ignored and fools went on their way rejoicing in their power luxuries and parties - and ignorance...I see that privilege got these fools into power...Books have helped a lot... this newest is fine, "your M.P." by Tiberius G......And I who know nothing am not satisfied with my education...know I'd have used the chances...'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1939 and 1 Jul 1944
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: unknown
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
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: William and Martha Dodd
Title: Ambassador Dodd's Diary
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 13592  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: File Report 2149, Date August 1944, Title CHANGES OF OUTLOOK DURING THE WAR, p. 5, 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 2149, Date August 1944, Title CHANGES OF OUTLOOK DURING THE WAR, p. 5, 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=13592, accessed: 23 June 2024

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