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Record 29191

Reading Experience:

'We are to make roads for the next few days. Out occasionally on work parties. Those officers not on duty all stayed in bed (valises!) and so did the men. We ate, slept, read in our valises. It was so cold outside. We had no fires, absolutely nothing, yet I really believed we enjoyed ourselves. There was practically no shelling.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 1 Dec 1916
Country: France
Time: evening
Place: city: Mametz, France
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:Robert Lindsay Mackay
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender n/a
Date of Birth 1896
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Army officer, 11th Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: n/a
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 29191  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Digitized version of manuscript.,

Citation: Digitized version of manuscript.,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:



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