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Record 29859

Reading Experience:

'Our billet was a chemist's house, well furnished with ledgers and letters strewn about from bureaux, chiefly the scrawl of poor people in Thiepval and other places of the past who bemoaned the bad crops, and their consequent inability to pay up.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between Sep 1916 and Oct 1916
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Englebelmer
county: Somme
other location: chemist's house billet
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:Edmund Blunden
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1 Nov 1896
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Army Officer and Poet
Religion: Christian (Anglican)
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: unknown unknown
Title: unknown
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 29859  
Source - Print  
  Author: Edmund Blunden
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Undertones of War
  Place of Publication: Harmondsworth (Penguin Modern Classics edn.)
  Date of Publication: 1982 (1928, 1937)
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 102
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Edmund Blunden, Undertones of War (Harmondsworth (Penguin Modern Classics edn.), 1982 (1928, 1937)), p. 102,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:

See also RED entry ID 29808 recording reading of Englebelmer parish magazines during this period.



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