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Record Number: 33015


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘We left the Corrugated Iron & Red Ten Billet [at Bohain] in a hurry early yesterday morning … We have here the Times of Thursday [17 October 1918], and the strange news [the dissolution of the Dual Austro-Hungarian Monarchy] makes us feel that the Rumble on the horizon may cease any hour.’

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 18 Oct 1918 and 19 Oct 1918

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Busigny
county: Nord

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:

Wilfred Owen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

18 Mar 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

2/Lt., 5th Battalion, Manchester Regiment

Religion:

Christian (Anglican)

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

The Times

Genre:

Politics, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

17 October 1918

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

33015

Source:

Print

Author:

Wilfred Owen

Editor:

Harold Owen

Title:

Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1967

Vol:

n/a

Page:

586 7

Additional Comments:

Letter to unidentified recipient 19 October 1918, Busigny, France

Citation:

Wilfred Owen, Harold Owen (ed.), Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters, (London, 1967), p. 586 7, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33015, accessed: 17 November 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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