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Record Number: 32840


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'All very cheerful to-day as there is very good news from the Front. Allies swiftly advancing and sweeping all before them ... The Germans won't tell us anything, but one of the Italian foremen (a civilian prisoner) can speak and read German fluently. He can get the Dortmunder Zeitung every day, and he tells us the news. Also one of the Frenchmen here in the barracks, who works on a farm, gets his employer's paper each evening. He also can read German. And each evening when we return from work, all the French sit quietly on their beds, etc., while Delport (this particular Frenchman) reads the news to them all. As I am the only Englishman who can speak French I go to their little room and listen to Delport reading. Then I go back and tell the news to our own little crowd who, especially just now, are terribly eager for the latest each evening.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

10 Sep 1918

Country:

Germany

Time

evening

Place:

city: Bommern

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Listener:

J. A. Sillitoe Hill

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

31 Jul 1898

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Private, 1st Battalion, King's Own Light Shropshire Infantry

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Germany

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Dortmunder Zeitung

Genre:

Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32840

Source:

Print

Author:

J. A. Sillitoe Hill

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Front Line and Beyond It: A Diary of 1917-18

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1930

Vol:

n/a

Page:

69

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

J. A. Sillitoe Hill, The Front Line and Beyond It: A Diary of 1917-18, (London, 1930), p. 69, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32840, accessed: 20 July 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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