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Record 28362

Reading Experience:

'The weary Press caustically reported a current quip: "Good news at last! Two of our generals were captured at Tobruk!" and the "Sunday Express" philosopher, Nathaniel Gubbins, produced a characteristic comment: "The worse the news is, the more we talk about what we are going to do with Germany after the war."'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: From: 1 Apr 1942
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: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: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Nathaniel Gubbins
Title: comment in the "Sunday Express"
Genre: Politics, current affairs
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: 1942
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 28362  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vera Brittain
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Testament of Experience
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 296
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Vera Brittain, Testament of Experience (Great Britain, 1980), p. 296,, accessed: 08 December 2023

Additional comments:

This extract also includes a non-specific Press comment.



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