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Record 29212

Reading Experience:

'Bn. moved into Left sector. Macleod came back to "details" for a rest, and I went in as a/adjutant. Weather wet and cold. More "Strafes". Spent a very busy three days until night of 2nd/3rd. Nov. when we were relieved. During these three days in the line the number of letters, telegrams and reports received or sent out by me was no less than 451! I counted them! War! Eugh!'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 30 Oct 1917
Country: France
Time: daytime
Place: other location: Stirling Camp
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: [telegrams, letters, and reports]
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Letter, Sheet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 29212  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Digitized version of manuscript.,

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

Additional comments:



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