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Record 21458

Reading Experience:

'Together Edward and I looked at "The Times History of the War", picked out a newspaper paragraph stating that the total estimate of European war casualities was already five million dead and seven million wounded, and studied with care the first official account of Neuve Chapelle.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1915 and 31 Dec 1915
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Buxton
county: Derbyshire
other location: Vera and Edward's parents' home
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:Vera Brittain
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 29 Dec 1893
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: Verea Brittain was reading this with her brother Edward.


Text Being Read:

Author: various
Title: The Times History of the War
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: published 1915
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21458  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vera Brittain
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Testament of Youth
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1978
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 175
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth (Great Britain, 1978), p. 175,, accessed: 25 July 2024

Additional comments:



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