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Record Number: 30085


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Tell Father the Huns haven't started to run yet. If he reads the September "National Review" he will be surprised at the warning of the writer against the Cabinet. It is well worth reading. It says that in the Black Week, Haldane didn't want any interference of England; Asquith didn't want any Expeditionary Force and Churchill saved the situation in ordering Fleet Mobilization "on his own" before the war. Also the Territorials at the event of war are untrained: we have no army really: all are practically recruits now in England.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 31 Aug 1914 and 11 Oct 1914

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Crowborough
county: East Sussex
specific address: Camp Hill 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:

Henry William Williamson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

n/a

Date of Birth:

1 Dec 1895

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Private, London Rifle Brigade

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

National Review

Genre:

Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

September 1914

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

30085

Source:

Print

Author:

Anne Williamson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Henry Williamson and the First World War

Place of Publication:

Stroud

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

28-29

Additional Comments:

Letter from Henry Williamson to Mrs Williamson, 11 October 1914.

Citation:

Anne Williamson, Henry Williamson and the First World War, (Stroud, 1998), p. 28-29, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=30085, accessed: 06 August 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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