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Record 30214

Reading Experience:

'The censoring here has become such an unpleasant occasion as almost to take away the joy of receiving letters — chiefest of guard-room amenities. The new officer brings up another with him to share the fun — reads carefully and slowly through every word, making obnoxious little noises or verbal comments and then passes it on to his colleague — a side-light on the phrase "an officer and a gentleman". He makes a sheep and goat pile. The latter he slowly and wrathfully tears up into little pieces.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 14 May 1917 and 17 May 1917
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Devonport
county: Devon
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: unknown
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Army officer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Corder Catchpool and other conscientious objectors; British army officer.
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: [letters addressed to conscientious objectors in camp]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 30214  
Source - Print  
  Author: Corder Catchpool
  Editor: n/a
  Title: On Two Fronts: Letters from a Conscientious Objector
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1918; repr. 1940
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 140
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Corder Catchpool, On Two Fronts: Letters from a Conscientious Objector (London, 1918; repr. 1940), p. 140,, accessed: 08 June 2023

Additional comments:



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