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Record Number: 29212


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

[telegrams, letters, and reports]

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter, Sheet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

29212

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

Digitized version of manuscript.

Additional Information:

The Diaries of Robert Lindsay Mackay, online at http://www.firstworldwar.com/diaries/rlm6.htm.

Citation:

Digitized version of manuscript., http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=29212, accessed: 28 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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