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Record 29199

Reading Experience:

'I've read so many descriptions in newspapers of the ruin and desolation caused in this war. Famous literary men have tried their powers of description and All (with the possible exception of Gilbert Frankau) have failed to convey the repulsiveness and awfulness of the scene. The Ecole was one of these places - That's all!'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
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: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: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Gilbert Frankau
Title: n/a
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 29199  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Digitized version of manuscript.,

Citation: Digitized version of manuscript.,, accessed: 29 May 2024

Additional comments:

It is unclear from the source document whether the observation was written on 1 August 1917, or was a later interpolation by the author added after the war.



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