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Record Number: 31060


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Cards, roulette, ping-pong and chess greatly assisted in passing the time. We also had quite a good camp library, the books mostly having been received from home. I have often heard it remarked that life there was one long queue, and it was not far wrong. Often one passed the morning waiting one's turn for the "tin room," or newly arrived parcels, while soon after lunch it was customary to see the more patient individuals already lining up chairs and settling down to their books, to wait for hot water which was sold at tea time.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

1917

Country:

Germany

Time

afternoon

Place:

city: Clausthal
specific address: Clausthal Offizier Lager

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:

Reading Group:

British officers waiting for hot water in the afternoons

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

British Army, Royal Navy, and RFC officers

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

Germany

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
Prison camp library


Source Information:

Record ID:

31060

Source:

Print

Author:

Gerald Featherstone Knight

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Brother Bosch

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1919

Vol:

n/a

Page:

56-57

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gerald Featherstone Knight, Brother Bosch, (London, 1919), p. 56-57, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=31060, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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