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Record Number: 33661


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As you say, Mother, the war does not look like ending for a long time yet. You never want to read the Daily Mail. It is almost a pro German paper. There are things in it today which are misleading. It says the Germans are brave and worthy fighters and that our men say so. Most of the men who I have spoken to, and they are a good many, say the opposite. It would be foolish to say none of them are brave. The paper is always down on the Government. All Governments make mistakes.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

12 Oct 1915

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Wimereux
county: Pas-de-Calais
specific address: Rawal Pindi, British General Hospital

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:

Thomas Wainwright

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

2 Oct 1887

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Private, Royal Army Medical Corps

Religion:

Nonconformist

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:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

Daily Mail

Genre:

Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

33661

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Lyn Dyson

Title:

Uncle Tom's Letters: The Letters of Private Thomas Wainwright, 1914-1919

Place of Publication:

[Great Britain]

Date of Publication:

2013

Vol:

n/a

Page:

54

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lyn Dyson (ed.), Uncle Tom's Letters: The Letters of Private Thomas Wainwright, 1914-1919, ([Great Britain], 2013), p. 54, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33661, accessed: 08 December 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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