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Record 29218

Reading Experience:

'Tried stout for lunch. At 10 p.m. had stout and strawberries and cream given me (after it was dark) by two of the sisters. God bless them! "P.U.O." seems rather a good illness. (Pyrexia of unknown origin, an army classification). There are 12,000 cases of it just now in the First Army. Very cheery, but terribly weak in the back. Read some novels. McDougall of the lst/8th. is in the bed next to mine. R.K.Drummond of the Camerons is in the bed opposite. Hospital crowded out.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 22 Jun 1918
Country: France
Time: daytime
Place: city: Ligny
other location: 33rd. Casualty Clearing Station
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: ['some novels']
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Letter, Sheet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 29218  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Digitized version of manuscript.,

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

Additional comments:



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