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1450-1945

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Record 9915

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Well, I think Civil Defence is a marvellous racket. It's given me the spare time I've been wanting for years?I've done more solid reading, for instance, than I've done since I was twenty-one.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 3 Sep 1939 and 2 Sep 1945
Country: England
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:[M35B] Anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: Civil Defence Warden
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: This reader is identified as M35B in the Mass Observation archive

 

Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: unknown ["solid reading"]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9915  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Advertising Service Guild, "The Journey Home: Advertising Service Guild's Report on the Problems of Demobilisation Conducted by Mass-Observation", (London, 1944), p. 70, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk.,

Citation: Advertising Service Guild, "The Journey Home: Advertising Service Guild's Report on the Problems of Demobilisation Conducted by Mass-Observation", (London, 1944), p. 70, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9915, accessed: 02 December 2021

Additional comments:

Further information about Civil Defence workers can be found in the Mass Observation Online archives.

 

 

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