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Record Number: 30207


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Talking of slang, the Tommies' name for England is "Blighty". This puzzled me for a bit, till I remembered one of Kipling's stories in which [italics]"Belait"[end italics] occurs as a Hindustanee word for Europe. I suppose they brought it from India.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

26 Jan 1915

Country:

n/a

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:

Douglas Herbert Bell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

11 May 1890

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Lance Corporal, London Rifle Brigade; bank employee

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

30207

Source:

Print

Author:

Douglas Herbert Bell

Editor:

Henry Williamson

Title:

A Soldier's Diary of the Great War

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1929

Vol:

n/a

Page:

92

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Douglas Herbert Bell, Henry Williamson (ed.), A Soldier's Diary of the Great War, (London, 1929), p. 92, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=30207, accessed: 24 January 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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